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Augustine: The reader as self-object

dc.contributor.authorGay, Volney Patrick
dc.identifier.citationGay, V. (1986). Augustine: The reader as self-object. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 25, 64–76.en
dc.description.abstractMy 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.publisherJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.subject.lcshFreud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
dc.subject.lcshKohut, Heinz
dc.subject.lcshSelf psychology
dc.subject.lcshPsychoanalysis and religion
dc.subject.lcshAugustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Confessiones
dc.subject.lcshObject relations (Psychoanalysis)
dc.subject.lcshNarcissism -- Religious aspects
dc.titleAugustine: The reader as self-objecten
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts & Science
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Religious Studies

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