Merton's true self and the psychology of the dialogical self

Pembroke, N. (2006) Merton's true self and the psychology of the dialogical self. Religious Studies and Theology: interdisciplinary studies in religion, 25 2: 191-210.

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Author Pembroke, N.
Title Merton's true self and the psychology of the dialogical self
Journal name Religious Studies and Theology: interdisciplinary studies in religion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-2922; 1747-5414
Publication date 2006
Volume 25
Issue 2
Start page 191
End page 210
Total pages 20
Editor E. Waugh
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Equinox Publishing Ltd
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
440208 Psychology of Religion
780199 Other
Abstract Thomas Merton pursued a life-long quest to grasp the nature of the “true self.” This is the self that lives in and through Christ. Opposed to this is the false self that is expressive of infidelity. It is argued that the interaction between the true and false selves constitutes a dialogical process. The thesis of the essay is that this interaction expresses the dynamics associated with what some psychologists refer to as the “dialogical self.” The dialogical self is a model of the inner life that draws attention to the interpretive process required to deal with the many voices that get internalized in an engagement with the world.
Keyword Thomas Merton
False self
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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