Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal, by J. Harold Ellens

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Their works are complementary. ” This relational paradigm focuses the psychoanalysis of religion on the affective bond with the sacred and how that object relation serves as the transferential ground of the self.  Our relationship to the transcendental reality, or lack of it, enacts and reenacts the relational patterns present throughout our life. (Jones 1996, 44–45) Thus a person of low self-esteem may ground that sense of self in a critical, judgmental God. Or alternatively, such a person may develop an image of God that is patient, tender, and forgiving, developing an object-relation that sustains that sense of self.

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