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Psicologia & Sociedade

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ESPERANDIO, Mary Rute Gomes. Reactive narcissism and contemporary religious experience: a shift from guilt to shame?. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.2, pp. 89-94. ISSN 1807-0310.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822007000200012.

This text presents part of the reflection developed in my Doctoral Thesis on "Narcissism and sacrifice: Mode of subjectivation and contemporary religiosity" (Esperandio, 2006). It analyses the religious experience supported by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) on its proposal of sacrifice. This approach sustains the conception of active and reactive narcissism and defends the idea that such practice of sacrifice proposed by UCKG relates some elements of reactive narcissism and establishes itself as a Technology of Self used as a remedy to deal with the contemporary experience of shame.

Keywords : Narcisation; active and reactive forces; sacrifice; religious experience.

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