"Psychoanalysts Are Indeed Serving In a Sense as Priests."

Menninger, Karl
May 1955
New Republic;5/16/55, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p21
The article presents the author's comments on the paper "Psychoanalysts Are Indeed Serving In a Sense As Prints." The author says that he particularly enjoyed the emphasis in the paper on the fact that many psychoanalytic concepts are strictly comparable with religious and theoretical concepts, the difference being that psychoanalytic concepts are by definition subject to testing, amending and replacement. The author also realizes that many religious leaders feel that religious concepts are also capable of growth and development but, on the other hand, this is a disturbing thought.


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