Psychology As Religion The Cult of Self-Worship

ISBN-10: 0802807259

ISBN-13: 9780802807250

Edition: 2nd 1995

Authors: Paul C. Vitz

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List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 191
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paul C. Vitz is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at New York University. His books include Sigmund Freud’s Christian Unconscious; Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship and Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism. nbsp; Susan M. Felch is Professor of English at Calvin College. She is the editor of The Collected Works of Anne Vaughan Lock and (with Paul J. Contino) Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling for Faith.

About This Book
The Major Theorists
Carl Jung
Erich Fromm
Carl Rogers
Abraham Maslow
Rollo May and Existential Philosophy
Self-Theory for Everybody
The Self-Serving Bias
Encounter Groups
Recovery Groups
est and Forum
Self-Help Sex
Selfism as Bad Science
Psychiatry, Biology, and Experimental Psychology
Are We Intrinsically All That Good?
From a Philosophical Point of View
A Question of Definitions
The Empty Self
A Basic Contradiction
Browning's Critique
Ethical and Scientific Misrepresentations
Selfism and the Family
The Isolated Individual
Self-Theory and Divorce
Parents as the Source of Our Troubles
Christianity and the Family
Self-Theory and the Schools
Values Clarification
Self-Theory Again
A Philosophical Critique
A Critique of Procedures and Strategies
Research Evaluating Values Clarification
A Violation of Privacy Critique
Why Has Values Clarification Been So Popular?
Conclusion: Why Values Clarification Must Be Rejected
Selfism and Today's Society
A Creed for the Youth and Yuppie Culture
A Nation of Victims
Selfism and Language
Psychology for a Consumer Society
Selfism and Christianity: Historical Antecedents
American Sources
Fosdick and Peale
The Special Case of Carl Rogers
Psychology and the New Age Movement
Social and Economic Support for New Age
Psychological Origins of New Age
New Age as a New Gnosticism
New Age Spirituality: From Psychological to Spiritual Self-Worship
A Christian Critique
Selfism as Idolatry
The Problem of Depression
The Problem of the Human Doormat
Christian Love and Selfist Love
Creativity and the Creator
The Nature of Suffering
A Political Response
The Problem for Psychology
The Problem for Christianity
Beyond the Secular Self
The Bias in Being "Objective"
The Object's Revenge
The Dilemma of Existential Narcissism
Escape from the Self
A New Christian Future?
The End of Modern Heroism
The Failure of Careerism
The Tribalist Temptation
The Emerging Opportunity
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