The Birth Of The Living God: A Psychoanalytic Study

Paperback | March 15, 1981

byAna-Marie Rizzuto

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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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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...

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

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