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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 625–627 | Cite as

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE SACRED: EXPLORATIONS IN THE PSYCHOANALYSIS OF RELIGION WITH CLAUDE BARBRE, JOHN M. HARTKE, ALDEN JOSEY, ANA-MARIA RIZZUTO, MURRAY H. SHERMAN, AND CHARLES B. STROZIER.

By Frank Malone. 325 pp. Lima, Ohio: Wyndham Hall Press, 2005. $35
  • Gregory Forte
Book Review
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Psychoanalysis and the Sacred, says author Frank Malone, “is a volume that documents a personal quest for professional wisdom” (4). As Malone remarks in his introduction: “Convinced of the inadequacy of singular psychoanalytic theories to understand my patients as well as wider human experience, I conducted structured, open-ended interviews with six psychoanalysts who represent a wide range of thought, and who have professional interest in the sacred dimension of life” (4). The author states that it is his wish that the collection of interviews “contribute and encourage dialogue between the fields of psychoanalysis, religion, theology, and philosophy” while also adding “significant biographical material in the interviews that I hope will appeal to historians of psychoanalysis” (4). The appeal is immediate in Dr. Malone’s important, stimulating book as the reader is invited into a candid, insightful dialogue with six prominent, accomplished analysts—therapists whose work often explore...

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Religious Practice Religious Orientation Theological Seminary Meaningful Aliveness Psychoanalytic Institute 
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  • Gregory Forte
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  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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