THE SEARCH FOR MEANING by Aaron J. Ungersma

THE SEARCH FOR MEANING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Psychotherapy and religious pastoral counseling continue to meet in the person who appeals to both for help and a better understanding of his problems, and Mr. Aaron Ungersma writes a most helpful book in which he spells out the particularly promising relationships which may well result from a better understanding of Victor Frankl's existential analysis by the religious counselor. This is true because of Frankl's insistence that certain neuroses respond to treatment only when problems centering about the meaning of existence are faced in therapy, the same problem which is met again and again in pastoral counseling. There is a growing opinion that the central problems of modern Western man are not psycho-sexual, but religio-philosophical. The author is among them, and his serious and challenging exploration of this subject should commend itself to all who believe it is possible for man to be free to make responsible decisions and to find the meaning that a creator God has purposed for this life. Psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, clergy and serious laymen will find this book both important and persuasive.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1961
Publisher: Westminster Press