The Vicissitudes of Original Sin: A Reply to Bridgman and Carter

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Spring 1989
Title
The Vicissitudes of Original Sin: A Reply to Bridgman and Carter
Abstract

Bridgman and Carter (1989) propose that original sin is preoedipal and based on primary narcissism. They also comment upon and criticize Vitz and Gartner'€™s oedipal interpretation of original sin. This reply to Bridgman and Carter makes the following points: We accept the proposal that original sin has its psychological origin in primary narcissism; however, we assume that original sin expresses itself quite differently at different developmental stages in life; oedipally based sinfulness we propose is one of these distinct expressions of original sin. A number of other issues and criticisms raised by Bridgman and Carter are also addressed.

Authors
Dr. P.C. Vitz and Dr. J. Gartner
Pages
9 - 12
Price
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