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The Resource Psyche and soul in America : the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May, Robert H. Abzug

Psyche and soul in America : the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May, Robert H. Abzug

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Psyche and soul in America : the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May
Title
Psyche and soul in America
Title remainder
the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Abzug
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In post-World War II America and especially during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, the psychologist Rollo May contributed profoundly to the popular and professional response to a widely felt sense of personal emptiness amid a culture in crisis. May addressed the sources of depression, powerlessness, and conformity but also mapped a path to restore authentic individuality, intimacy, creativity, and community. A psychotherapist by trade, he employed theology, philosophy, literature, and the arts to answer a central enduring question: "How, then, shall we live?" Robert Abzug's definitive biography traces May's epic life from humble origins in the Protestant heartland of the Midwest to his longtime practice in New York City and his participation in the therapeutic culture of California. May's books--Love and Will, Man's Search for Himself, Power and Innocence, The Courage to Create, and others--as well as his championing of non-medical therapeutic practice and introduction of Existential psychotherapy to America marked important contributions to the profession. Most of all, May's compelling prose reached millions of readers from all walks of life, finding their place, as Noah Adams noted in his NPR eulogy, "on a hippy's bookshelf." And May was one of the founders of the humanistic psychology movement that has shaped the very vocabulary with which many Americans describe their emotional and spiritual lives. Based on full and uncensored access to May's papers and original oral interviews, Psyche and Soul in America reveals his turbulent inner life, his religious crises, and their influence on his contribution to the world of psychotherapy and the culture beyond. It adds new and intimate dimensions to an important aspect of America's romance with therapy, as the site for the exploration of spiritual strivings and moral dilemmas unmet for many by traditional religion"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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LBSOR/DLC
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Abzug, Robert H
Dewey number
  • 616.89/14092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC438.6.M39
LC item number
A29 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • May, Rollo
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic psychology
  • May, Rollo
  • Humanistic psychology
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychotherapy
  • United States
Label
Psyche and soul in America : the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May, Robert H. Abzug
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Epitome of America" -- "A deep craving, a keen urge" -- "I must change my life" -- Art and Adler -- "Courageous evolution" -- Toward the "unconditional realm" -- "I will not become a professional Christian" -- "Rasputin, Shelley, van Gogh and Fosdick in one" -- "The choice of a mate" -- Paul Tillich -- "Life affirming religion" -- "Therapist for humanity" -- "The more difficult war within" -- "Such a blow just now" -- Saranac -- "The most important thing" -- Embracing a new profession -- Existential calling -- Freedom in the face of fate -- Kairos and void -- The dizziness of freedom -- Love and will -- In the maelstrom -- Looking backward, moving forward -- "I don't have time to die" -- Life after life
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1145417976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190864040
Lccn
2020018953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Psyche and soul in America : the spiritual odyssey of Rollo May, Robert H. Abzug
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Epitome of America" -- "A deep craving, a keen urge" -- "I must change my life" -- Art and Adler -- "Courageous evolution" -- Toward the "unconditional realm" -- "I will not become a professional Christian" -- "Rasputin, Shelley, van Gogh and Fosdick in one" -- "The choice of a mate" -- Paul Tillich -- "Life affirming religion" -- "Therapist for humanity" -- "The more difficult war within" -- "Such a blow just now" -- Saranac -- "The most important thing" -- Embracing a new profession -- Existential calling -- Freedom in the face of fate -- Kairos and void -- The dizziness of freedom -- Love and will -- In the maelstrom -- Looking backward, moving forward -- "I don't have time to die" -- Life after life
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1145417976
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190864040
Lccn
2020018953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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