By Fordham University, 1971. 8th, Bier, William Christian, ; Fordham University, New York. Institute of Pastoral Psychology
His estrangement, not just from the realm, yet from himself besides, has develop into one of many extra pervasive features of contemporary guy. early life with its tradition and counterculture, minorities, alienated from society and from different minorities, generations pushed aside by means of conflicts in lifestyles-all are manifestations of this modern challenge. any such subject, addressed via the 1971 Institute of Pastoral Psychology, lends itself to, and certainly calls for, an interdisciplinary procedure. As in helpful Institutes and their released complaints, priceless contributions were made by means of the behavioral and social sciences, theology, philosophy, and the legislations to an realizing of the issues encountered, not just in pastoral paintings, but additionally within the broader parts of human lifestyles and its institutions. the current quantity perspectives alienation as a many-faceted malaise, having its distant roots in philosophy and faith, and extra lately within the writings of political and social theorists. This common historic history is through an exploration of up to date impacts, similar to battle and foreign pressure. subsequent, 3 focal issues are given prolonged treatment-alienation within the political and social order, the alienation of sweet sixteen, and non secular alienation. no longer neglected are chosen manifestations of alienation affecting the elderly, the bad, and people set aside via their homosexuality. ultimately, representatives from 4 differing disciplines recommend what will be glossy man's responses to his experience of estrangement. This quantity, quantity Seven within the Pastoral Psychology sequence, will unquestionably entice a much wider readership than that which the Institute initially meant.
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This experience, which is a living one, is the bonus which is reserved for those who are able to spend the week required to attend the Instituteas opposed to those who must be content with the reading of the published volume. We believe, however, that the published proceedings have a contribution to make to a far larger group than those who are able to attend the Institute sessions, especially since the topics of the more recent Institutes have been broadened beyond problems encountered in pastoral work and attendance at the Institutes has been opened to various professional persons.
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Degree from St. L. degree from Woodstock College in 1949, and the degree Docteur ès Lettres from the Sorbonne in 1955. He is professor of philosophy at Fordham University, and he was visiting professor at the University of Texas in the spring of 1969, and at the New School for Social Research in the fall of 1969. Father Lauer is the author of four books: La phénoménologie de Husserl (1955), The triumph of subjectivity (1958), Phenomenology and the crisis of European philosophy (1965), and Hegel's idea of philosophy (1971).
Alienation: plight of modern man? by Fordham University, 1971. 8th, Bier, William Christian, ; Fordham University, New York. Institute of Pastoral Psychology