Venue

Campus Center

Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Field of Study

Honors Scholars Program

Abstract

In many ways, St. Augustine’s "Confessions" resembles the stories of the patients Freud describes in his "Five Lectures of Psychoanalysis." Does Augustine’s religious conversion reinforce the benefits of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis? Can conversion or faith constitute psychical damage or psychotherapy?

Start Date

25-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2019 10:00 AM

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Knowing Oneself Through God: Psychoanalyzing the Conversion of St. Augustine

Campus Center

In many ways, St. Augustine’s "Confessions" resembles the stories of the patients Freud describes in his "Five Lectures of Psychoanalysis." Does Augustine’s religious conversion reinforce the benefits of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis? Can conversion or faith constitute psychical damage or psychotherapy?