A Psychology of Hope: A Biblical Response to Tragedy and Suicide / Edition 2

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Overview

This book offers a new approach by combining the disciplines of history, psychology, and religion to explain the suicidal element in both Western culture and the individual, and how to treat it. Ancient Greek society displays in its literature and the lives of its people an obsessive interest in suicide and death. Kaplan and Schwartz explore the psychodynamic roots of this problem--in particular, the tragic confusion of the Greek heroic impulse and its commitment to unsatisfactory choices that are destructively rigid and harsh. The ancient Hebraic writings speak little of suicide and approach reality and freedom in vastly different terms. Historical in scope, the book explores new developments in the field of suicidology, especially with regard to family treatment of the suicidal individual.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802832719
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 261
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

KALMAN J. KAPLAN is Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinios at Chicago, and at Spertus College of Judaica, and Research Associate in Psychiarty at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.

MATTHEW B. SCHWARTZ teaches history at Wayne State University.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I The Problem of Suicide 1
1 To Be or Not to Be? The Question of Suicide 3
2 Suicide in Graeco-Roman Thought 13
3 Suicide in Jewish and Christian Thought 29
II Individual Case Studies 53
4 Cycle versus Development: Narcissus or Jonah 55
5 Suicide in Greek Tragedy 69
6 Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Hebrew Bible 93
III Family Influences 105
7 Couples: Polarization versus Growth 107
8 The Suicide-Promoting Structure of the Greek Family: Oedipus and Electra 121
9 The Suicide-Preventing Structure of the Hebrew Family: Isaac and Ruth 137
IV The Prevention of Suicide 155
10 From Tragedy to Therapy: A Psychology of Hope 157
Bibliography 165
Index 175
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