The Birth of the Living God: A Psychoanalytic Study / Edition 1

The Birth of the Living God: A Psychoanalytic Study / Edition 1

by Ana-Marie Rizzuto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226721027

ISBN-13: 9780226721026

Pub. Date: 03/28/1981

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Utilizing both clinical material based on the life histories of twenty patients and theoretical insights from the works of Freud, Erikson, Fairbairn, and Winnicott, Ana-Maria Rizzuto examines the origin, development, and use of our God images. Whereas Freud postulated that belief in God is based on a child's idea of his father, Rizzuto argues that the God

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Utilizing both clinical material based on the life histories of twenty patients and theoretical insights from the works of Freud, Erikson, Fairbairn, and Winnicott, Ana-Maria Rizzuto examines the origin, development, and use of our God images. Whereas Freud postulated that belief in God is based on a child's idea of his father, Rizzuto argues that the God representation draws from a variety of sources and is a major element in the fabric of one's view of self, others, and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226721026
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part One
1. Introduction
2. Freud
3. Beyond Freud
4. The Representations of Objects and Human Psychic Functionings
Part Two
5. Introduction to the Clinical Research
6. A God without Whiskers
7. A God in the Mirror
8. God, the Enigma
9. God, My Enemy
Part Three
10. Conclusions
Epilogue
Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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