Psychoanalysis and Religion

Author(s): Erich Fromm
Original Publish Date: Mar 26, 2013
Product Number: EB00069929
Released: Mar 26, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480402034
Publisher: Open Road Media
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An exploration of what religion and spirituality mean to us as humans, by the New York Times–bestselling author and social psychologist. In 1950, Erich Fromm attempted to free religion from its social function and to develop a new understanding of religious phenomena. Rather than analyzing what people believe in—whether they're monotheistic, polytheistic, or atheistic—Fromm presents an idea of what religion means in secular terms. In his timeless and straightforward style, Fromm unmasks the alienating effects of any authoritarian religion. He reveals how a humanistic religion is conducive to one's own humanity, and explains why psychoanalysis does not threaten religion. Whether you're a believer or a long-time atheist, Fromm's erudite analysis of religion is sure to reshape your concept of spirituality. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.