PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE by

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It is unfortunate that the authors in their sub-title limit their audience for this book to ""women in religion alone"". Despite this self-imposed restriction, the substance of the book could be of value to any who choose to investigate its message. The examples taken from actual experience picture some of the problems of living in community which are revealing and even amusing at times. This is a rewriting of a series of lectures given by the authors before a number of institutes of religious women, and they have managed to retain the informal flavor of the original dialogue format where the one speaker takes up where the other leaves off in each chapter. The aim of the book is to work out broader understanding of human nature. As the exposition progresses, contributions to the field by Freud, Jung, Adler and others are identified -- and their shortcomings noted. But the major source for this analysis of the study of personality is the work of Dr. Asubel of the University of Illinois. The subject is covered fully and candidly. The book will surely help religious to understand grace by showing how it builds on nature since it is a masterful explanation of the way nature works. It is meant to help readers understand others in religion without being This is just as well, for it would be difficult for two men, even professionals, to tell women what they should do about others of their own sex. The authors' effectiveness would be broadened should they prepare a later book for those outside the religious life.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1962
Publisher: Sheed & Ward