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Psyche and Soul in America: The Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May

Robert H. Abzug


Rollo May (1909‒1994), internationally known psychologist and popular philosopher, came from modest roots in the small town Protestant Midwest intending to do “religious work” but eventually became a psychotherapist and in best-selling books like Love and Will and The Courage to Create he attracted an audience of millions of readers in the United States, Europe, and Asia. During the 1950s and 1960s, these books combined existentialism and other philosophical approaches, psychoanalysis, and a spiritually-philosophy to interpret the damage bureaucratic and technocratic aspects of modernity and t ... More

Keywords: Intimacy, modernity, Existentialism, authenticity, meaning, psychotherapy, alienation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199754373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert H. Abzug, author
Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies and Professor of History and American Studies Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin