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Caputo 1 Kyle Caputo Professor Renzi th Century 14 February 2007 Freud’s Application in the Reception of the Gospels of Matthew and Mary Sigmund Freud, in Moses and Monotheism , promotes a strong argument for the interpretation of the normative Judeo-Christian tradition. The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mary are both gospels written by supposed apostles of Christ, yet the former is considered an integral component of the Bible and the latter has been seemingly forgotten by the Christian religion. Freud explains the disparate nature of their reception through his psychoanalytic theory of the distortion and repression of various voices to conform to a normative, agreeable perception of religious history. Freud’s vocabulary and examples reinforce the point that religion can be analyzed through psychological means, and this psycho-religious discourse can be readily applied to an understanding of how the Gospel of Matthew came into a state of prominence and the Gospel of Mary became shrouded and repressed by the authors who desperately tried to formulate an acceptable religious canon. The religious canon today is a text fundamentally originating from the denial of foreign
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