The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith After Freud

[The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith After Freud ]
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
New York
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Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
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Philip Rieff is a Benjamin Franklin Professor of Sociology and University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In this book he analizes the impact of Freud, Jung, Reich and D.H. Lawrance in modern culture, building the "Psychological Man". The rampant individualism is obvious in our culture. What’s less obvious is how it started. This book shows how we got to the place we’re in today.

Although he has some errors about anthropology and the Church, the book offers interesting insights for those who want to study the process of secularization in western society.

Author: Mauricio Dominguez, Brazil, 2021