THE STRUCTURE OF GUILT
The Structure of Awareness, 1969, Thomas C. Oden
10. Constructive and Destructive Guilt
But is all guilt disruptive and unhealthy? Have we spoken of guilt as if it were only a deteriorating force in human existence? Is it always? Does it not provide certain creative functions for the developing self, without which one would be engulfed in miserable and unbridled value negation?