Trinity, love, and pastorial mirroring

Pembroke, Neil (2004) Trinity, love, and pastorial mirroring. Pastoral Psychology, 53 2: 163-173. doi:10.1023/B:PASP.0000046827.45379.8d

Author Pembroke, Neil
Title Trinity, love, and pastorial mirroring
Journal name Pastoral Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-2789
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/B:PASP.0000046827.45379.8d
Volume 53
Issue 2
Start page 163
End page 173
Total pages 11
Place of publication United States
Publisher Human Sciences
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
440208 Psychology of Religion
780199 Other
Abstract This paper focuses on the positive mirroring (admiration, acceptance, and approval) that Heinz Kohut posits as the primary healing agency in work with clients with narcissistic personality disorder. Donald Capps has demonstrated the pastoral significance of Kohut's theory. Capps' work is extended through an analysis of the role love plays in mirroring. It is suggested that mirror love has agapic, erotic, and philial elements. The loving action of the counselor is viewed as an image of the love of the triune God.
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