Does God Help? / Edition 1

Does God Help? / Edition 1

by Salman Akhtar
     
 

'At long last there is a book that brings the issue of religious belief into the consulting room. Deliberately avoiding the one debate about whether or not God exists, the editors have marshaled papers that take seriously the fact that patients are affected by their religious convictions. Experts on Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam refract the clinical

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'At long last there is a book that brings the issue of religious belief into the consulting room. Deliberately avoiding the one debate about whether or not God exists, the editors have marshaled papers that take seriously the fact that patients are affected by their religious convictions. Experts on Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam refract the clinical process through the prisms of these religions, and commentaries on their papers are offered by distinguished psychoanalysts who provide vigorous challenges and supplementary visions. Therapists will be informed by reading this book and will find their understanding of patients enriched.' —David M. Sachs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765703194
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Margaret S. Mahler Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
1Is God a Subject for Psychoanalysis?1
2Does God Help? What God? Helping Whom? The Convolutions of Divine Help19
3The God Representation and the Inner Dialogue as Transitional Phenomena: Discussion of Rizzuto's Chapter, "Does God Help? What God? Helping Whom? The Convolutions of Divine Help"53
4So Help Me God! Do I Help God or Does God Help Me?75
5Does God Help Me or Do I Help God or Neither?: Discussion of Meissner's Chapter, "So Help Me God! Do I Help God or Does God Help Me?"127
6Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Sacred Hindu Text, the Bhagavad Gita153
7God Playing Psychoanalyst: Some Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita: Discussion of Reddy's Chapter, "Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Sacred Hindu Text, the Bhagavad Gita"177
8Three Archaic Contributions to the Religious Instinct: Awe, Mysticism, and Apocalypse197
9A to Z: Awe, Cabalism, and Zohar: Discussion of Ostow's Chapter, "Three Archaic Contributions to the Religious Instinct: Awe, Mysticism, and Apocalypse"235
10The Median: Islamic Faith and Mental Health253
11A Matter of Faith: Discussion of Ad-Dab'bagh's Chapter, "The Median: Islamic Faith and Mental Health"291
12God and the Unconscious: Eternal Antonymies or Long Lost Twins?: Concluding Reflections321
Index361

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