Love, Law and the Judeo-Christian Separation-Individuation
16 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 15, 2017
Borrowed from a psychological theory, the principle of ‘separation-individuation’ refers to a developmental phase in which a subject develops sense of differentiation from her past or present origins and sense of autonomous selfhood and independency. The article suggests viewing the typology of anomist and legalist religions not as a consistent phenomenology but rather in relation to the above principle and the need to differentiate and create a religious self-identification.
Keywords: Law and Religion, Legal History, Judaism, Christianity, Legalism, Jewish Law, Nomos, Maimonides
JEL Classification: Z1, K10
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