Endorsements & Reviews-
"Capps offers the reader an in-depth and insightful study of how children develop resourceful selves that reflects his five-decades-long scholarly conversation with the works of Freud and Erikson. This work demonstrates Capps's own creative 'way of seeing things' and the artistry of a mature pastoral theologian."
--Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA
"With unsurpassed precision and characteristic hope, Donald Capps coaxes from Erik Erikson's clinical essays on children and young people a battery of psychospiritual resources for countering threats of the melancholic self. The reader closes this book with renewed vigor, encouragement, and good cheer for facing the day."
--Robert C. Dykstra, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
"The deep struggles of being human are enticed to come out and play with hopeful possibilities that are as real and human as the struggles themselves. They are already there, deep within--in humor and hope, in dreams and play. Donald Capps journeys intimately with Freud and Erikson to reach beyond and discover the resourceful self."
--Yolanda Dreyer, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa