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The Triumph of Religion

Jacques Lacan Bruce Fink

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Polity Press
18 September 2015
I am the product of priests , Lacan once said of himself. Educated by the Marist Brothers (or Little Brothers of Mary), he was a pious child and acquired considerable, personal knowledge of the torments and cunning of Christian spirituality. He was wonderfully able to speak to Catholics and to bring them around to psychoanalysis. Jesuits flocked to his school.

Freud, an old-style Enlightenment optimist, believed religion was merely an illusion that the progress of the scientific spirit would dissipate in the future. Lacan did not share this belief in the slightest: he thought, on the contrary, that the true religion, Roman Catholicism, would take in everyone in the end, pouring bucketsful of meaning over the ever more insistent and unbearable real that we, in our times, owe to science.

- Jacques-Alain Miller
By:   Jacques Lacan
Translated by:   Bruce Fink
Imprint:   Polity Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 191mm,  Width: 123mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   136g
ISBN:   9780745659909
ISBN 10:   074565990X
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   18 September 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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