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The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and ... More


Clinician and Ethicist

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s career as a clinician and ethicist. For Fromm, “socialist,” or “ethical,” humanism and clinical work reinforced each other. His upbeat tone at the conclusion of ... More


The Unsteady Apprentice

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter takes a look at Erich Fromm’s early life. Fromm was born in Frankfurt at the start of the twentieth century. At the time, Frankfurt was the financial capital of Germany. Jews had yet to ... More


Love and Death

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s views on authority, faith, and love. In 1965, Fromm retired from the National Autonomous University and curtailed his responsibilities in the Mexican ... More


The Americanization of a European Intellectual

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how Erich Fromm became involved in progressive causes in America. In 1932, Wilhelm Reich, who, like Fromm, was also attentive to the extreme danger posed by Adolf Hitler, ... More


Frankfurt Scholar

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes Erich Fromm’s life as a Frankfurt scholar. By 1929, Fromm’s experiment with the therapeuticum had ended, his marriage to Frieda Reichmann was deeply troubled, and his analysis ... More


Politics and Prose

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how Erich Fromm’s politics coalesced in his prose, especially in The Sane Society (1955). Fromm, his money, his political activism, and his ideas helped form planks in the ... More


To Love and to Mentor

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on Erich Fromm’s 1956 book The Art of Loving, which catapulted him into the international spotlight and exposed his work to a mass audience. The Art of Loving was an ... More


Hope and Stasis

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s perspectives on hope, which he articulated in his 1968 book The Revolution of Hope. Amid a long recuperation period in Locarno after his severe heart attack, Fromm ... More


Prophecies for a Troubled World

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s prophecies for a world in chaos. Fromm’s 1962 volume, Beyond the Chains of Illusion: My Encounter with Marx and Freud, represents Fromm’s fullest effort to present ... More


A Third Way

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s so-called third way as a democratic socialist alternative to Western capitalism and what he called Soviet “managerialism.” Fromm equated democratic socialism with ... More


“Life Is Extravagance”: Almost

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s belief that one should take up all the pleasures life has to offer, including some that might not enhance one’s health. This idea was encapsulated in one of ... More


Escape from Freedom

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the personal and historical contexts of Erich Fromm’s book Escape from Freedom. Fromm’s preoccupation with the rescue of family members and others from a Holocaust in the making ... More


Keeping Meditation Religious and Psychotherapy Secular: Personalizing Religion Approaches

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines psychotherapists personalizing religion approaches to Buddhist teachings and practices. Here clinicians can be dramatically influenced by Buddhist teachings, but, intent on ... More


Jocasta at Colonus: Post-Freudian Landscapes

Mark Franko

in Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter is devoted to Graham’s Night Journey (1948) as a major postwar ballet. It discusses the ballet’s surrealistic qualities, the performance style of Graham, the relation of myth to ritual, ... More


“The More Difficult War Within”

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

Soon May was in transition from the ministry to becoming a psychotherapist. He enrolled in a counseling program at Teachers College, Columbia University, and did coursework at a new psychoanalytic ... More


Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Kurt Flasch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister Eckhart, the medieval German theologian, philosopher, and alleged mystic who was active during the Avignon Papacy of the fourteenth ... More


The Ego (Part Two): Having versus Being

John M. Rector

in The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199355419
eISBN:
9780190258429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199355419.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the tendency to equate having with being as a natural byproduct of living under the ego—that is, of identifying with and attaching to forms of various types. Ego is a factor ... More


“The Most Important Thing”

Robert H. Abzug

in Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199754373
eISBN:
9780197512944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

May returns to New York when recovery is far enough along. He begins a private counseling practice, where he excels in empathy with patients and encourages a gay patient to remain gay if that is what ... More


The Koan and The Five Steps

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume I: Zen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520269194
eISBN:
9780520959613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269194.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Presented at a conference on Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis held by Eric Fromm, in this essay, D. T. Suzuki interprets the nature of Rinzai Zen practice using the language of 1950s psychoanalysis ... More


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