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Augustine: The reader as self-object

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dc.contributor.author Gay, Volney Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T14:51:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T14:51:14Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.citation Gay, V. (1986). Augustine: The reader as self-object. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 25, 64–76. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/1676
dc.description.abstract My general thesis is that Confessions is written for an audience which Augustine uses as selfobjects...I do not formulate a diagnosis of Augustine's personality...I would rather emphasize the profound devaluation of narcissistic needs which animates the whole of Augustine's account. It parallels Freud's unanalytic denunciation of narcissism. What is denied and suppressed must, Freud taught us, reappear in a disguised form as symptoms and alienation.
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing
dc.source.uri http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117996720/home
dc.subject.lcsh Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
dc.subject.lcsh Kohut, Heinz
dc.subject.lcsh Self psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Psychoanalysis and religion
dc.subject.lcsh Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Confessiones
dc.subject.lcsh Object relations (Psychoanalysis)
dc.subject.lcsh Narcissism -- Religious aspects
dc.title Augustine: The reader as self-object en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Department of Religious Studies


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