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By Fordham University, 1971. 8th, Bier, William Christian, ; Fordham University, New York. Institute of Pastoral Psychology

His estrangement, not just from the area, yet from himself in addition, has turn into one of many extra pervasive features of recent guy. formative years with its tradition and counterculture, minorities, alienated from society and from different minorities, generations pushed aside via conflicts in lifestyles-all are manifestations of this modern challenge. any such subject, addressed by means of the 1971 Institute of Pastoral Psychology, lends itself to, and certainly calls for, an interdisciplinary procedure. As in invaluable Institutes and their released complaints, helpful contributions were made by way of the behavioral and social sciences, theology, philosophy, and the legislation to an knowing of the issues encountered, not just in pastoral paintings, but in addition within the broader parts of human lifestyles and its institutions. the current quantity perspectives alienation as a many-faceted malaise, having its distant roots in philosophy and faith, and extra lately within the writings of political and social theorists. This common historic historical past is through an exploration of latest impacts, reminiscent of battle and foreign rigidity. subsequent, 3 focal issues are given prolonged treatment-alienation within the political and social order, the alienation of stripling, and non secular alienation. now not overlooked are chosen manifestations of alienation affecting the elderly, the bad, and people set aside via their homosexuality. ultimately, representatives from 4 differing disciplines recommend what should be smooth man's responses to his experience of estrangement. This quantity, quantity Seven within the Pastoral Psychology sequence, will surely entice a much broader readership than that which the Institute initially meant.

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Alienation in Contemporary Perspective 31 In Ecological Perspective Samuel Z. Klausner 33 In Psychological Perspective Joseph G. J. 51 In Psychiatric Perspective William W. J. 62 III. Political and Social Alienation 83 Dimensions of Political Alienation H. Mark Roelofs 85 Alienation among Minority Groups Madeline H. Engel 94 Alienation in the Developing Countries Joseph B. J. 113 IV. Alienation of Youth 121 Alienation as a Phenomenon of Youth William C. Kvaraceus 123 Drug Abuse as a Symptom of Alienation Robert E.

If modern man for a variety of reasons finds himself alienated from God, his fellow man, and ultimately from himself, is the primary response of the Church to this need to consist in a new papal encyclical on the social nature of man or in an intensified effort of individual Catholics everywhere to live a life of genuine community, especially within the family and in the local parish? (see Bracken, 1971). This is not in any way to discount the value of magisterial pronouncements on the part of the pope and hierarchy.

He did, however, look upon the failure to recognize the projection involved, precisely as a projection, as degrading. Man can return himself to himself, only if he realizes that in adoring God he is adoring the ideal in man. Page 13 however, he is closer to Feuerbach in giving it only negative significance. It can already be seen, I think, how this concept differs from the significance of the term "alienation," either in history or in contemporary usage, with which we have become familiar. We know of alienation as a term designating the transfer of property, mental disorder, interpersonal estrangement (Schacht, 1970, pp.

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