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The Birth of the Living God : A Psychoanalytic Study, Paperback / softback Book

The Birth of the Living God : A Psychoanalytic Study Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
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  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9780226721026



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