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يعدّ إيريش فروم من أبرز المحلّلين النفسيين المجدّدين، وصاحب الثورة الثالثة في علم النفس بمدرسته المعروفة بــ"التحليل النفسي الإنساني"، وقد كان عالماً نفسياً إجتماعياً شديد الإهتمام بمجتمعات عصره وتصورها.

كما ويُعرف عنه أنه كاتب جذَّاب ومثير للإهتمام، ومن أهم كتبه التي صدرت ترجمتها إلى العربية عن دار الحوار بإتفاق خاص مع أصحاب الحقوق: اللغة المنسية، ما وراء الأوهام، أزمة الت
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Paperback, 181 pages
Published 2012 by دار الحوار للنشر والتوزيع (first published January 1st 1950)
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Shane Avery
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thought
This is Fromm's third book, which is not appreciably different in tone from his previous two. The argument herein is that psychoanalysts ought to assume the role of priest/rabbi/monk in our secular world. Just like religious doctors, psychologists ought to be concerned with the health of the patient's soul. In fact, the Greek root psyche meant "soul," "breath," or "spirit." By trying to imitate other sciences the discipline of psychology has lost its way. The soul cannot be quantified; it cannot ...more
Christian Lincoln
Maybe the most important book I've ever read. This put me in the terrifying and exhilarating position of realizing the beauty of agnosticism and why people are terrified of the unknown.
Mark Derderian
Sep 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a young man who had been interested in the psychology of religion, I read this book which had a deep influence on my religious ideas. In it he makes a distinction between authoritarian religion, which fosters dependency and blocks self-realization, and humanistic religion which generates human ideals and an ethical vision based in love of humanity.
Bilal Anis
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting read about religion and its affect psychology of humans.. The book compares the main two form of religions.. The dominant and the humanistic religion ..
Michelle
Aug 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book has taken a major role on how i see religions in agnostic viewpoint. started off by elaborating the main problems on why people have the tendency to constantly return to religions/ their beliefs, and to make god(s) as the one n only solution. it was kind of disenchanting when Fromm claimed that it wasn't a form of restoring faith, but to obliterate the feeling of being anxious/doubtful. that they chose this option (to believe in God) simply to feel safe, and not as a form of adherence. ...more
Daniel
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In this short text, Fromm distinguishes between authoritarian and humanistic religious feelings. He states that authoritarian religious impulses are bad while humanistic feelings are good. The former places God beyond humanity as its master and guide while the latter centres around the idea that man can either correct God or can become a kind of God. The psychoanalyst, Fromm argues, ought to help her/his patients by directing them towards more humanistic impulses. Only then, Fromm claims, will h ...more
James
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to James by: Sean Rosas
Fromm's lectures are presented as a series of essays on religion and Freudian psychology. He uses the term religion to represent one's weltanschauung or worldview. Fromm eloquently advocates for a psychology of human spirituality, a philosophy of human existence located in a spiritual context. In doing so, he augurs the birth of the positive psychology movement, with its focus on quality of life, happiness, and practical life actualization. ...more
Giovanni Generoso
In this book, Fromm seeks a critical appraisal of organized religion from a humanistic perspective. That is, he critiques religion from a psychoanalytic, and particularly humanistic, standpoint. There is no necessary dichotomy between religion and humanism, but where there is—where authoritarian religion reigns—organized religion must be rejected in favor of what will encourage humankind to use his faculties to live happily, love deeply, and exist freely with each other. Fromm says, “I want to s ...more
Greg
Aug 08, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
I had trouble rating this. It deserved really 3.5 stars. The biggest failing is that Fromm really has only a layman's grasp of what religion is and consequently makes dumb statements like "secular religion". He confuses Weltanschauung with religion and they are not necessarily the same thing. He also makes some fairly trite comparisons with religion and psychoanalysis. I was left thinking, "Well, Duh. Everybody knows that psychiatrists are the shamans of secular society." I can point to a dozen ...more
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This is the last of three books by Freud, Jung, and Fromm on the subject of Religion from the perspective of Psychoanalysis. Each refers to the previous, and thus to understand this book you should read the first one, Freud's "The Future of an Illusion"; and also read the middle one, Jung's "Psychology and Religion". I actually read them backwards, but they should probably be read forwards.
Josh
Jun 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is for readers interested in psychoanalysis primarily. but I found that i just enjoy erich's voice and insight, which is wise, open-minded, and humanistic.
Bradley
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating little book.
Fromm argues that the divide in religion is between an authoritarianism in which man projects his gifts onto a "God" and a humanism where man lives out his gifts. In the first man becomes inordinately dependent on an authority and is self-destructive and other destructive, and in the second man tends to become his most fulfilled self. To further elaborate this distinction, as man relies on authority he begins to idolize the projection turning his disowned good into God,
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Avel Deleon
This book explains how Freud and Jung explain the nature of religion and its fruits or defects. He defines religion as the following "There is no one without a religious need, needs to have a frame of orientation and an object of devotion." This definition seems to capture the essence of religion and man. Although, this book is short there are tons of insights.

Erick Fromm makes one clear distinction, which cuts across nontheistic and theistic religions: that between authoritarian and humanist r
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Sasha
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is easy to read and super informative about the basic knowledge of how our brain works toward religions or other ideologies and beliefs that we get ourselves guided into.

the description kindly explained how our irrational approach towards those faiths is actually just ourselves looking up for sth safe, a very human nature condition. by acknowledging the situation, to be freed from the chains becomes so much easier and we can see our selves and our decisions much clearer and rational.
Carolina Liechtenstein
This is great to read alongside Jung’s books on the same subject. This book makes a very good point about authoritative religion and how it can create disassociation with inner personality and true self. It compares authoritative religion with humanistic religion, which strengthens the individual. I found this book helpful in understanding the collective madness that often happens in nations, where the population seeks a father figure.
Joel Martin
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being only 115 pages, it is full of insightful and pithy observations and thoughts. However, it is also prone to oversimplification of different ideologies in order to more easily establish the humanist/authoritarian dichotomy of good and bad religion. Overall, an immensely thought-provoking book that is more philosophically insightful about Jung and Freud than Jung and Freud usually were. Also, it is a genuinely exciting book to read.
Mitchell Chatfield
Fromm's work is quite exceptional.

He moves between contrary conceptions of the task of the psychoanalyst - finding some inner 'truth' or cultural acclimatisation - to the forms of religion - authoritarian or humanist - onto an analysis of the role of guilt, concluding with a Marxist analysis of the 'marketing man' leading into a critique of idolatry.
Nyaz salh
I read a poorly old translated version of this book(in kurdish),but still like any of Erich’s books that i have read I enjoyed it and learned about the writer’s view about religion.i would definitely read the book in English this time.
Bett Correa-Bollhoefer
Read this if you want to understand why every religion has factions.
Khan Ashraf  Alif
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exploration of what religion and spirituality mean to humans.
Ali
Psychoanalysis and Religion
هیچ نمی دانم این اثر اریش فروم به فارسی ترجمه و منتشر شده است یا نه.
Fromm states that he is not asserting that his thesis applies to all researchers and practitioners in the field of psychoanalysis. According to an early reviewer, Fromm wrote Psychoanalysis and Religion in "an effort to reconcile the faith of the scientist with the ageless belief of man in the goodness and omnipotence of the Absolute..."
Fromm was fascinated by the psychological aspects of religion. Rel
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James Tolson
Fromm's is generally known to provides stimulating stuff , his psychoanlytic critiques of culture, and capitalism as producing scizophrenic machine men, are both imaginative insightful. So in view of this, this book is comes as quite underwhelming. What i liked was his and succinct comparison of Freud and Jungs views on matters religous. Freud sort of has an enilightenment critique of the whole thing and well Jung is Jung. Its also cool how Fromm tries to extend the concept of the oedepedial com ...more
Далибор Драгојевић
I always liked Fromm's insightful and clear-minded writing. This book shows these same qualities as one would expect and is extremely useful read for anyone who needs to know about human psychology, both individual and social. Fromm's ability to draw from multitude of greatly varied sources and put different disciplines together, showing phenomenons from many angles, shines again in this short book.
Alexis
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insightful as he used to be, Fromm guided me, once again, through religion and psychoanalysis making an interesting, although intuitive, distinction between humanistic and authoritarian religions. Through this division Fromm shows us the corresponding division of psychoanalysis: "cure of the soul" and "integration".
Erik Graff
Feb 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any interested in psychological factors in religion
Recommended to Erik by: Dennis Haas
Shelves: psychology
When one reads Freud about religion one notices his fundamental antipathy towards superstition. For him, religion is a stumbling block to mental health. When one reads Fromm about religion one notes an appreciation for some aspects of it, particularly the ethical teachings.
Huyen
apart from occasional highlights on the Buddhist and Judeo-Christian traditions here and there, the book is fairly unremarkable and disappointing.
Andrew
Oct 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Not Fromm at his best.
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Brandy
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, I enjoyed this book alot. Wish he wouldn't have died.
Sandra
Jan 26, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Steaming its way to me as I type...I'm actually nervous.
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Erich Fromm, Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Heidelberg, 1922), was a psychoanalyst and social philosopher who explored the interaction between psychology and society, and held various professorships in psychology in the U.S. and Mexico in the mid-20th century.

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