Existentialism, psychology and religion: A comparative study of Viktor Frankl and Paul Tillich.

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Title: Existentialism, psychology and religion: A comparative study of Viktor Frankl and Paul Tillich.
Authors: Sykes, Britt-Mari.
Date: 1999
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.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/8753
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-7465
CollectionTh├Ęses, 1910 - 2010 // Theses, 1910 - 2010
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