The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age

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Fortress Press, 1993 M01 1 - 176 pages
Although narcissism may appear dormant in the 1990s, clinical research on narcissism shows that behind a grandiose, exhibitionistic side lies a shame-ridden half of self-loathing, unworthiness, and depression. Capps says that traditional theologies of guilt are unable to address those gripped by shame and makes a case for a different pastoral approach in counseling and ministry.
 

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In writing this book, Dr. Capps hoped to enlighten the "theological community" about narcissism (4). He starts out by discussing sin and suggests a "reformulation" of the theology of sin because the ... Read full review

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Contents

Whatever Became of Sin?
xvi
The Narcissistic Self
11
The Deadliest Sins of Our Narcissistic Age
39
Sin in a ShameBased Theology
71
Expressive Individualism as Scapegoat
101
The Making of the Depleted Self
127
Countering the Jonah Complex
147
Index
171
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