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 to boot, has develop into one of many extra pervasive features of recent guy. formative years with its way of life and counterculture, minorities, alienated from society and from different minorities, generations pushed aside by way of conflicts in lifestyles-all are manifestations of this modern challenge. the sort of subject, addressed through the 1971 Institute of Pastoral Psychology, lends itself to, and certainly calls for, an interdisciplinary method. As in helpful Institutes and their released court cases, useful contributions were made via the behavioral and social sciences, theology, philosophy, and the legislations to an figuring out of the issues encountered, not just in pastoral paintings, but additionally within the broader components 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 by way of an exploration of latest affects, corresponding to struggle and overseas rigidity. subsequent, 3 focal issues are given prolonged treatment-alienation within the political and social order, the alienation of adlescent, and spiritual alienation. now not missed are chosen manifestations of alienation affecting the elderly, the negative, and people set aside by means of their homosexuality. eventually, representatives from 4 differing disciplines recommend what can be sleek man's responses to his experience of estrangement. This quantity, quantity Seven within the Pastoral Psychology sequence, will definitely entice a much wider readership than that which the Institute initially meant.
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This Institute provided the material for volume six in the series with the title: Conscience: Its freedom and limitations. A significant feature of the Institutes has been their interdisciplinary approach. From the beginning of the series there has been a consistent emphasis on the contributions of the behavioral sciences, including, in addition to psychology, particularly psychiatry and sociology. Frequent contributions have also been made by such disciplines as theology, philosophy, political science, and social work.
It has been the aim of the planners of the Institute series to select topics which are not only current, but which lend themselves to, and indeed require, the kind of interdisciplinary approach which the Institute series is in a position to provide. In selecting Alienation as the topic for the 1971 Institute, the planning Committee believed that it had achieved both the above-mentioned objectives. Quite evidently, man's estrangement not only from his world but even from himself has become one of the growingly pervasive characteristics of modern man as he nears the three-quarter mark in the twentieth century.
Its roots are economic; its ramifications are political and religious; and it constitutes what human "praxis" must overcome, if man is to become what he truly is. In one sense, then, Marx is closer to Hegel in his use of the term, since he sees alienation as a moment in a dialectical process; in another, ** Hegel speaks of alienation in most detail in his Phenomenology of mind (c. VI, sect. B: "The Self-Alienated Spirit"). Actually here and elsewhere he uses two terms which, although not synonymous, refer to the same phenomenon of man's becoming other than he is naturally in order to become what he truly is.
Alienation: plight of modern man? by Fordham University, 1971. 8th, Bier, William Christian, ; Fordham University, New York. Institute of Pastoral Psychology