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You Shall Be As Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and its Tradition

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Erich Fromm’s innovative analysis of the Old Testament as a striking early example of radical humanism


The Old Testament is one of the most carefully studied books in the world’s history. It is also one of the most misunderstood. This founding text of the world’s three largest religions is also, Erich Fromm argues, an impressive radical humanist text. He sees the stories of
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ebook, 241 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Open Road Media (first published 1966)
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Erik Graff
Feb 01, 2009 Erik Graff rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jews & Christians, particularly Reconstructuralists
Recommended to Erik by: Dennis Haas
Shelves: religion
I've always admired Erich Fromm who had early been one of those who introduced me to Marx and Marxism in a manner which circumvented my Cold War upbringing. You Shall Be As Gods: A Radical Reinterpretation of the Old Testament and its Tradition serves similarly as a book which offers a constructively engaging new approach to Judaism. Fromm was apparently rabbinically trained. He certainly knew his stuff. I was quite impressed, as I'd never been by Freud, by his mastery of the materials and posit ...more
David
One of those "where have you been all my life?" books. Deep but readable, perceptive, challenging. Fromm wrote on a wide variety of topics, and somehow I hadn't heard much about this book until I saw it in a used bookstore for cheap.

It's marvelous. He uses a careful reading of large chunks of the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament) to propose less alienated and more fruitful ways for us to orient our lives. All of this is supported by wonderful commentary and anecdotes primarily from Talmudic schol
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Achmad Soefandi
Erich Fromm, adalah salah satu tokoh psikoanalisis beraliran humanis, Fromm memadukan teori Karl Marx dan juga Sigmund Freud. Erich Fromm juga dikenal sebagai salah satu tokoh dari mazhab Frankfrut. Mazhab ini bertujuan untuk memperbaiki dari teori Marx agar sesuai dengan konteks masyarakat saat itu. Mazhab Frankfrut juga banyak mengkritisi masyarakat modern yang dianggap sebagai masyarakat yang sudah ditaklukan oleh pengetahuan yang diciptakan sendiri.

Dalam buku ini Fromm mengkaji mengenai agam
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Tarbuckle
Shall not the Judge of all the Earth do right?
Adrian Barrientos
Muy impresionante cambio de opinión sobre cultura y religión. Muy recomendable.
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Erich Fromm was a German-born U.S. psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society. His works include The Art of Loving; Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy; and Man for Himself. He died in 1980.

Fromm's theory is a rather unique blend of Freud and Marx. Freud, of course, emphasized the unconscious, biological drives, repression, and so on. In other word
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