THE COUCH AND THE ALTAR by David A. Redding

THE COUCH AND THE ALTAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A small dispensation--barely a hundred pages--by a church confessor-campus counselor who begins, as did Reverend Di Salvo who functions similarly (page 943), with the question ""who am I?"" This is not as simplistic as that book in tone or in the contents devoted primarily to areas of resentment, guilt, fear, loneliness and weakness. Mr. Redding relies as much on Jung as Freud, even more on Paul Tournier; some of his statements are excessive (particularly on the homosexual shunned with ""horrified revulsion"")--others are arguable (""parents seldom love their children for themselves""). However, there are literary referrals throughout of high quality and modern as well as Biblical antecedence before the final, more theological, envoi. Notes.

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1968
Publisher: Lippincott