Human Nature, Human Evil, and Religion: Ernest Becker and Christian Theology  -     By: Jarvis Streeter
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Human Nature, Human Evil, and Religion: Ernest Becker and Christian Theology

University Press of America / 2008 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 210
Vendor: University Press of America
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.70 (inches)
ISBN: 0761843574
ISBN-13: 9780761843573

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In this book, Jarvis Streeter details Ernest Becker's anthropological theories and compares them with traditional and contemporary Christian thought on human nature, sin, and salvation in order to see how the two approaches compare and where Becker might have insights to offer contemporary Christian thinkers. Ernest Becker was a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of human nature and motivation, drawing from the fields of evolutionary biology, psychology, psychiatry, cultural anthropology, sociology, philosophy and religion to create what he termed a Science of Man. His goal was to understand the most basic human motives, particularly those that led to evil behavior in order to ameliorate them and create a more humane world. He concluded, following the thought of Alfred Adler, Otto Rank and philosophical and religious existentialism, that the related urges to avoid death anxiety, gain self-esteem and symbolically deny death were the key human motives ones which were also responsible for human evil and that religion has had a complex role to play for both good and ill in human history.

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