The Birth Of The Living God: A Psychoanalytic Study by Ana-Marie Rizzuto

The Birth Of The Living God: A Psychoanalytic Study

byAna-Marie Rizzuto

Paperback | March 15, 1981

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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.

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Ana-MariaRizzuto, M.D. is training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East.

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Title:The Birth Of The Living God: A Psychoanalytic StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 15, 1981Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226721027

ISBN - 13:9780226721026

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Table of Contents

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