Schmidt, William S.

Development of the Notion of Self Understanding the Complexity of Human Interiority
1994 0-7734-9341-7
This book traces the development of the notion of "self" throughout the Western intellectual and religious tradition. While using the historical thread as its guiding norm, it presents a dynamic model of selfhood which is psychologically astute, and philosophically and theologically relevant. It can be used as a text within the fields of psychology of religion, theology, psychology, and pastoral care and counseling. It offers these fields a solid grounding toward a unified and comprehensive approach to selfhood, while at the same time developing a framework for the divine-human interface.