The Resource This incredible need to believe, (electronic resource)

This incredible need to believe, (electronic resource)

Label
This incredible need to believe
Title
This incredible need to believe
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Language
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 entrenched ideas about religion, belief, and the thought and work of a renowned psychoanalyst and critic. With dialogue and essay, Kristeva analyzes our "incredible need to believe"--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 individuals, she investigates the intersection between the desire for God and the shadowy zone in which belief resides. Kristeva 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 search for knowledge, Kristeva urges a "new kind of politics," one that restores the integrity of the human community
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Midwest
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Columbia University Press collection
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1941-
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Kristeva, Julia
Dewey number
200
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
European perspectives
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  • Belief and doubt
  • Christianity
  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
This incredible need to believe, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861122
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861122
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861122
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861122
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
This incredible need to believe, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861122
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861122
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861122
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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