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Psychology and Religion

Psychology and Religion seeks to establish a dialogue between the discourse of science and the questions and concerns of religion. The class acknowledges and makes explicit the very different ways science and religion view “knowledge.” We look at the history of psychology from the ancient Greeks through the 21st century, read selections by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and engage contemporary thinkers such as Rene Girard and Ernest Becker on questions regarding the value of religion, the human fear of death, and the problem of violence. Prerequisite: open to students in Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Form.

  • Religion