Christianity and Psychoanalysis, Part 2: Jesus the Transformer of the Super-Ego

Volume
Volume 12
Issue
Summer 1984
Title
Christianity and Psychoanalysis, Part 2: Jesus the Transformer of the Super-Ego
Abstract

If Jesus is the anti-Oedipus (Vitz & Gartner, 1984) then his acceptance by a person should transform his or her super-ego, since the super-ego is the psychological consequence of resolving the oedipal crisis. Ways in which this transformation of the super-ego occurs are described. Emphasis is on comparing and contrasting the child'€™s natural identification with the father with a person'€™s supernatural identification with the Son. Similarities and differences between these identifications are discussed to clarify how the acceptance of Jesus results in a qualitatively new person.

Authors
Dr. P.C. Vitz and Dr. J. Gartner
Pages
82 - 90
Price
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