Psychoanalysis and Religion

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byErich Fromm

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A noted psychoanalyst assesses the modern issue between traditional religion and a philosophy that takes as the sole aim in life the satisfaction of instinctive and material values.  

“A daring book to have cast into the midst of the world’s excitements, for it will itself breed new excitementsit is not a book to be missed by those interested in man’s spiritual growth.”—New York Times

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In this classic work a noted psychoanalyst assesses the persistent tension between traditional religion and the underlying philosophy of psychoanalysis, which many believe regards the satisfaction of instinctive and material wishes as the sole aim of life.

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A noted psychoanalyst assesses the modern issue between traditional religion and a philosophy that takes as the sole aim in life the satisfaction of instinctive and material values.  “A daring book to have cast into the midst of the world’s excitements, for it will itself breed new excitementsit is not a book to be missed by those inte...

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In this classic work a noted psychoanalyst assesses the persistent tension between traditional religion and the underlying philosophy of psychoanalysis, which many believe regards the satisfaction of instinctive and material wishes as the sole aim of life.

Psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900. He received a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in 1922 and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in 1930. He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.39 inPublisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300000898

ISBN - 13:9780300000894

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In this classic work a noted psychoanalyst assesses the persistent tension between traditional religion and the underlying philosophy of psychoanalysis, which many believe regards the satisfaction of instinctive and material wishes as the sole aim of life.