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Freud, S. (1928). A Religious Experience. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931): The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, and Other Works, 167-172.

Freud, S. (1928). [SEU167a1]A Religious Experience. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931): The Future of an Illusion, Civilization and its Discontents, and Other Works, 167-172

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[SEU167a2]Editor's Note to "A Religious Experience"

[SEU167a3](a) German Editions:

[SEU167a4]1928 Ein Religiöses Erlebnis Imago, 14 (1), 7-10.

[SEU167a5]1928 Ein Religiöses Erlebnis G.S., 11, 467-70.

[SEU167a6]1928 Ein Religiöses Erlebnis Almanach 1929, 9-12.

[SEU167a7]1948 Ein Religiöses Erlebnis G.W., 14, 393-6.

[SEU167a8](b) English Translations:

[SEU167a9]‘A Religious Experience’ 1929 Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 10 (1), 1-4. (Translator unspecified.)

[SEU167a10]‘A Religious Experience’ 1950 C.P., 5, 243-6. (Tr. James Strachey.)

[SEU167a11]The present translation is a very slightly corrected reprint of the one published in 1950.

[SEU167a12]This paper, published early in 1928, was written, according to Ernest Jones (1957, 151), at the end of 1927. Viereck's visit to Freud which was the starting-point of the events leading to the writing of the paper took place, as Jones tells us (Standard Ed., 133), in late June of 1926. Viereck (a fairly well known American journalist who had an interest in psycho-analysis) published his account of the visit in the autumn of the following year. It was reprinted in a volume, Glimpses of the Great (1930, 28 ff.), and some extracts from it are given by Jones (loc. cit.).

[SEU167a13]It may be noticed that the text of the letter from the American doctor to Freud does not agree exactly with the German version. The English version given here is a reprint of that given originally in the International Journal, and there is reason to suppose that its editors used a copy of the English autograph of the letter, of which Freud had not given a quite exact rendering.

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