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020041 SE Psychology of Religion (2010S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 2 - Evangelische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work

MI wtl von 10.03.2010 bis 30.06.2010 18.00-20.00 Ort: Hörsaal 1 Schenkenstraße 8-10 6.OG

Seminar zur Religionspsychologie:

Gottesbeziehungen: Projektion - Repräsentation - Bindung

(Seminar Psychology of Religion: Relations with God: Projection - Representation - Attachment)


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

In the Psychology of religion, an interdisciplinary which interlinks psychological theories and theories of religion based on different anthropologies, the study of man's relation with God is a key issue. Here, psychoanalytic perspectives have always played an eminent role. Freud and Jung discussed the question whether God representations could be called projections, and if so, in what sense. In later psychoanalytic schools such as object relations theory (Winnicott, Rizzuto) or Lacan oriented perspectives (Vergote) these representations were further reflected, also on a theological level. Currently, it is the attachment theory, in critical dialogue with psychoanalysis, that again elaborates relations with God.

Assessment and permitted materials

- frequent and active participation and intiative in seminars and group work.
- essays including critical reflection.
- independent group work.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students shall in the end be familiar with the various positions scholars have taken regarding man's relations with God. Subsequently, the students are to reflect these theories critically, both methods and contents.

Examination topics

Reading of key publications; writing an essay; independent group work; discussion in the seminar.

Reading list

Wird im Seminar bekannt gegeben.

Association in the course directory

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