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The Resource This incredible need to believe, Julia Kristeva ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic

This incredible need to believe, Julia Kristeva ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic

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This incredible need to believe
Title
This incredible need to believe
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Julia Kristeva ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
" "Unlike Freud, I do not claim that religion is just an illusion and a source of neurosis. The time has come to recognize, without being afraid of 'frightening' either the faithful or the agnostics, that the history of Christianity prepared the world for humanism." So writes Julia Kristeva in this provocative work, which skillfully upends our deeply entrenched ideas about religion, belief& mdash;and the thought and work of a renowned psychoanalyst and critic. Through a clever patchwork of dialogue, lectures, and excerpts of essays, Kristeva analyzes our "incredible need to believe"& mdash;the inexorable push toward faith that, for Kristeva, lies at the heart of the psyche and the history of society. Examining the lives, theories, and convictions of Saint Teresa of Avila, Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and other prominent individuals, Kristeva investigates the human desire for God and the shadowy zone in which belief resides. She suggests that human beings are formed by their need to believe, beginning with our first attempts at speech and following through to our adolescent search for identity and meaning. Kristeva then applies her insight to contemporary religious clashes and the plight of immigrant populations, especially those of Islamic origin. Even if we no longer have faith in God, Kristeva argues, we must believe in human destiny and creative possibility. Reclaiming Christianity's openness to self-questioning and the quest for knowledge, Kristeva urges a "new kind of politics," one that will restore the integrity of the human community." -- Book jacket
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Summary
A discussion of the role of religious belief examines its impact on the history of society and looks at the lives and thoughts of such individuals as Saint Teresa of Avila, Donald Winnicott, Hannah Arendt, and Sigmund Freud
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330526
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DLC
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1941-
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Kristeva, Julia
Dewey number
200
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Bisogno di credere
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brahic, Beverley Bie
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True
Series statement
European perspectives
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  • Belief and doubt
  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Christianity
  • Geloof
  • Godsdienst
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Christentum
  • Glaube
  • Wahrheit
Target audience
adult
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Label
This incredible need to believe, Julia Kristeva ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
Link
http://bvbm2.bib-bvb.de:8993/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=018684935&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The big question mark (in guise of a preface) -- This incredible need to believe : interview with Carmine Donzelli -- From Jesus to Mozart : Christianity's difference -- "Suffering" : Lenten lectures, March 19, 2006 -- The genius of Catholicism -- Don't be afraid of European culture
Control code
ocn318057821
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 115 p.
Isbn
9780231147842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012520
System control number
(OCoLC)318057821
Label
This incredible need to believe, Julia Kristeva ; translated by Beverley Bie Brahic
Link
http://bvbm2.bib-bvb.de:8993/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=018684935&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The big question mark (in guise of a preface) -- This incredible need to believe : interview with Carmine Donzelli -- From Jesus to Mozart : Christianity's difference -- "Suffering" : Lenten lectures, March 19, 2006 -- The genius of Catholicism -- Don't be afraid of European culture
Control code
ocn318057821
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 115 p.
Isbn
9780231147842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012520
System control number
(OCoLC)318057821

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