Existentialism, psychology and religion: A comparative study of Viktor Frankl and Paul Tillich.
|Title:||Existentialism, psychology and religion: A comparative study of Viktor Frankl and Paul Tillich.|
|Abstract:||This master's thesis explores the dialogue between religion and psychology in the writings of psychologist Viktor E. Frankl. The thesis proposes a possible bridge between these two discourses by comparing the similar existential style in Frankl's writings and psychological theory with the religious philosophy of theologian Paul Tillich. Tillich's religious philosophy provides a theoretical foil to explore the religious themes within Frankl's work. Frankl and Tillich share a similar existential style and approach that influences their respective analysis of human nature. The thesis explores psychological and religious perspectives on the following: an existential analysis of human existence, universal religiousness and finally, psychological healing and religious salvation. The thesis proposes that Frankl's psychological model, known as Logotherapy, may also provide a theoretical answer to Tillich's own attempt to find a compatible bridge between both psychological and religious discourse and the role of psychologist and the minister and/or priest.|
|Collection||Thèses, 1910 - 2010 // Theses, 1910 - 2010|