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Freud, S. (1907). Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 115-128.

Freud, S. (1907). [SEI115a1]Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (1906-1908): Jensen's ‘Gradiva’ and Other Works, 115-128

Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices (1907)

[SEI115a1]Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices Book Information Previous Up Next Language Translation

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[SEI115a2]Editor's Note to "Obsessive Actions and Religious Practices"

[SEI115a3]Zwangshandlungen Und Religionsübungen

[SEI115a4](a) German Editions:

[SEI115a5]1907 Z. Religionspsychol., 1 (1) [April], 4-12.

[SEI115a6]1909 S.K.S.N., 2, 122-31. (1912, 2nd ed.; 1921, 3rd ed.)

[SEI115a7]1924 G.S., 10, 210-20.

[SEI115a8]1941 G.W., 7, 129-39.

[SEI115a9](b) English Translation:

[SEI115a10]‘Obsessive Acts and Religious Practices’ 1924 C.P., 2, 25-35. (Tr. R. C. McWatters.)

[SEI115a11]The present translation, with a slightly changed title, is a modified version of the one published in 1924.

[SEI115a12]This paper was written in February, 1907, for the first issue of a periodical directed by Bresler and Vorbrodt. At a meeting of the Vienna Psycho-Analytical Society on February 27, Freud reported that he had sent in a contribution and also that Breslar had invited him to be a co-editor and that he had accepted. His name in fact appears in the (rather long) list of editorial advisers. The incorrect statement that the paper was read to the Society by Freud on March 2 is derived from Jones's biography (2, 380). March 2 was in any case a Saturday and not a Wednesday. Jung was present at the meeting on March 6, when Adler read a case history. (See the Minutes, 1.) This was Freud's introductory incursion into the psychology of religion, and, as he points out in Section V of his ‘Short Account of Psycho-Analysis(1924f), it formed a definite step towards his much extended treatment of the subject five years later in Totem and Taboo.

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