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Freud and MonotheismMoses and the Violent Origins of Religion$
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Gilad Sharvit and Karen S. Feldman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823280025

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.001.0001

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Heine and Freud: Deferred Action and the Concept of History

Heine and Freud: Deferred Action and the Concept of History

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(p.65) 3 Heine and Freud: Deferred Action and the Concept of History
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Freud and Monotheism
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Willi Goetschel

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0004

Freud’s Moses and Monotheism engages in a critical examination of the function of deferred action for the construction of narratives of tradition. This paper explores how Freud’s study illustrates its line of critical inquiry by simultaneously acting out its central contention by the way Freud deals with the carefully controlled presence of Heine, a key source for Freud’s conflicted study of Moses and Jewish tradition.

Keywords:   deferred action, Freud, Heine, Judaism, history, Messiah, Moses and Monotheism, tradition

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