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Psyche and Soul in AmericaThe Spiritual Odyssey of Rollo May$
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Robert H. Abzug

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754373

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199754373.001.0001

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“A Deep Craving, a Keen Urge”

“A Deep Craving, a Keen Urge”

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2 “A Deep Craving, a Keen Urge”
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Psyche and Soul in America
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Robert H. Abzug

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199754373.003.0002

Rollo May’s college career. He enters college at Michigan State, becomes a student rebel, and leaves for a more appropriate campus. He goes to Oberlin, where his love of antiquity is born and commitment to a religious calling in Christianity is solidified. At MSC he encounters Bennett “Buck” Weaver through work at the YMCA. Weaver gets him into Oberlin. All during college, he participates in various programs of the national YMCA, including some that exposed him to therapeutic forms of pastoral counseling. Oberlin helped to shape his liberal Christian outlook and also his passions for philosophy, music, and art. He also began to perfect his style of synthesizing ideas in various class assignments. Finally, he followed the Oberlin tradition of doing missionary work after college, in May’s case in Greece.

Keywords:   Pastoral counselling, classical antiquity, Greece, philosophy, Nietzsche, Bennett Weaver, Oberlin College, missionary work, liberal Christianity, Charles Wager

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