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Judaism and the origins of Erich Fromm's humanistic psychology: the religious reverence of a heretic

Schimmel, Noam (2009) Judaism and the origins of Erich Fromm's humanistic psychology: the religious reverence of a heretic. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49 (1). pp. 9-45. ISSN 0022-1678

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0022167808319724

Abstract

This article explores the Jewish roots of Erich Fromm's humanistic psychology: its ethical values, conception of human nature, and societal aspirations. It analyzes key concepts in Fromm's humanistic psychology that have Jewish antecedents, including biophilia, the rejection of idolatry and group narcissism, moral universalism, and free will. It explicates Fromm's major work addressing Judaism and humanistic psychology, You Shall Be as Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and its Tradition, along with other texts written by Fromm that address Judaism and interpret it with a secular, humanistic orientation. The article examines how Fromm situates the Bible, the Talmud, and various rabbinic texts in relation to the development of Jewish civilization, its liberal humanistic philosophy, and the universal relevance of these texts and the values that they transmit.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://jhp.sagepub.com/content/49/1/9.abstract
Additional Information: © 2009 Sage Publications
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:43
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 09:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66453

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