The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
The proposal of Grace for the Injured Self is to help the reader to understand the significance of psychological injuries that we all may suffer. Even under the best circumstances in life, these injuries may threaten our self-cohesion and self-esteem. Cooper and Randall refer to the self psychology approach and perspective of Heinz Kohut -considered by many people as the most significant psychoanalyst since Sigmund Freud- as a way of healing these injuries. The book constantly stresses the empathic presence of another as a source of grace: the empathic responsiveness of others holds our selves together and helps us not to fall apart.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 11 mm
"Grace for the Injured Self is a clear, readable, and down-to-earth introduction to the self psychology of Heinz Kohut. It demonstrates the practical relevance of Kohut's central ideas for understanding ourselves and our relations with others. It explains how mutual expressions and acts of empathy enable our lives to reflect more fully the essence of the human spirit. It also shows how attention to the conflicting self-issues of the pastor and congregation may produce fundamentally positive changes in their life together. Personal interviews with Heinz Kohut on religion and the courageous life are an added bonus. A gracefully written book by two thoughtful and perceptive self psychologists." Donald Capps, Professor of Pastoral Psychology, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary "...I recommend the book to readers concerned with the interaction of psychology, Christian communities, and faith that reaches out of the pain of Gethsemane..." Tracy E Martin, Theological book review, Vol. 24, No 2, 2012. '...plenty to think through as we grapple with both the ideal and everyday reality...' Dr Anne Spalding, Church Times, 15 March 2013. "Cooper and Randall are to be commended for simplifying complex concepts such that they are comprehensible and broadly useful. The lines they draw between a self-psychological understanding of human suffering and the causes of human sin are thought-provoking and more importantly foster empathy..." Shelley L. Dennis, Drew University, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Volume 20, Issue 3, July 2013 "This is a book for those engaged in pastoral care, as well as those in the field of psychology, and, in fact, for all denominational leaders and teachers who try to be channels of healing grace, as well as for those injured ministers of grace themselves." Rosalind Smith, in The Christian Parapsychologist, Vol I, No 9, September 2013
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at