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Grace for the Injured Self: The Healing Approach of Heinz Kohut
     

Grace for the Injured Self: The Healing Approach of Heinz Kohut

by Terry D. Cooper
 

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Grace for the Injured Self shows the reader how the 'self psychology' developed by Heinz Kohut can be an influential theory for pastoral care. The late Kohut affirmed that religion is not only an expression of the self, but can also sustain the self in the alliance between faith and grace, with self psychology and empathy.

Cooper and Randall articulately

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Grace for the Injured Self shows the reader how the 'self psychology' developed by Heinz Kohut can be an influential theory for pastoral care. The late Kohut affirmed that religion is not only an expression of the self, but can also sustain the self in the alliance between faith and grace, with self psychology and empathy.

Cooper and Randall articulately explore Kohut's psychoanalytic perspective of 'self psychology', orientated towards pastoral care for parishioners. The authors ascertain how the human condition is affected by 'self injury', and the relationship between this and the traditional notions of sin. Two interviews with Kohut, never before published in the UK, give the reader unique insights into the psychoanalyst who many regard as the most important figure in psychology since Sigmund Freud.

Editorial Reviews

Theological book review, Vol. 24, No 2, 2012 - Tracy E Martin
"...I recommend the book to readers concerned with the interaction of psychology, Christian communities, and faith that reaches out of the pain of Gethsemane..."
Church Times - Dr Anne Spalding
‘...plenty to think through as we grapple with both the ideal and everyday reality...’
Reviews in Religion and Theology, Volume 20, Issue 3, July 2013 - Shelley L. Dennis
“Cooper and Randall are to be commended for simplifying complex concepts such that they are comprehensible and broadly useful. The lines they draw between a self-psychological understanding of human suffering and the causes of human sin are thought-provoking and more importantly foster empathy…”
Rosalind Smith
This is a book for those engaged in pastoral care, as well as those in the field of psychology, and, in fact, for all denominational leaders and teachers who try to be channels of healing grace, as well as for those injured ministers of grace themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718892586
Publisher:
Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Terry D. Cooper, EdD, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Webster University. He has authored or co-authored eleven books.

Robert L. Randall, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, now in private practice. He is the author of seven books and numerous articles.

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