ILLUSION AND ANXIETY by Marc Oraison

ILLUSION AND ANXIETY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Psychology and religion often border on each other. Where they meet is the area Father Marc Oraison explores in this sorely needed study of love, anxiety, failure, sex and infantilism. That religion must demonstrate its authentic tenets as valid in a modern world, in case its influence disappears is the key appeal of his calm and carefully reasoned book. This probe into the problem of illusion and anxiety may well trigger fuller and equally honest studies of the points of agreement which are to be found between revealed Christian truths and some of human psychology's basic aspects, which have come in for singular notice due to the influence of Freud. Father Oraison's book, however, is not a critique of Freudianism to much at it is a plea for co-existence for the benefit of all men. In this ecumenical year, reform of the falsely identified ""traditional"" views which reject consideration of revelation and Freudian insights would be in order. Father Oraison clears the way for all who will give serious consideration to this enlightened prospect.

Pub Date: Aug. 12th, 1963
Publisher: Macmillan