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A Psychology of Hope: An Antidote to the Suicidal Pathology of Western Civilization

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"Kaplan and Schwartz have succeeded in writing an erudite and thought provoking book about the psychodynamics of attachment and individuation in the fabled lives of the ancient Greeks and Hebrews. The book is a fine contribution to a worthy tradition in behavioral science writing, represented by David Bakan, Ernest Becker, and a handful of other scholars who have sought to link modern psychology with classical writings and sacred texts in order to address issues of ultimate concern. Unfortunately, very few books like this are written anymore. Instead, academic psychologists are deluged by technical treatises and parochial reports that stick slavishly to the quantitative data at hand. Kaplan and Schwartz should be applauded for their refreshingly broad and bold interdisciplinary effort."-Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

?Kaplan and Schwartz have succeeded in writing an erudite and thought provoking book about the psychodynamics of attachment and individuation in the fabled lives of the ancient Greeks and Hebrews. The book is a fine contribution to a worthy tradition in behavioral science writing, represented by David Bakan, Ernest Becker, and a handful of other scholars who have sought to link modern psychology with classical writings and sacred texts in order to address issues of ultimate concern. Unfortunately, very few books like this are written anymore. Instead, academic psychologists are deluged by technical treatises and parochial reports that stick slavishly to the quantitative data at hand. Kaplan and Schwartz should be applauded for their refreshingly broad and bold interdisciplinary effort.?-Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

About the Author

KALMAN J. KAPLAN is Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinios at Chicago, and at Spertus College of Judaica, and Research Associate in Psychiarty at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. He is currently Research Associate at Humana Hospital--Michael Reese and Adjunct Professor at Spertus College for Judaica in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Family: Biblical and Psychological Foundations (1984) and a contributor to Metapsychology: Missing Links in Mind, Body, and Behavior (1991). He has written numerous journal articles about Biblibal psychology, interpersonal relations, human development, and suicide.

MATTHEW B. SCHWARTZ teaches history at Wayne State University. He is co-author, with Kalman Kaplan, of The Family: Biblical and Psychological Foundations (1984)./e He is also co-author of Roman Letters (1991) and a contributor to History of the Jews of Detroit: Volume II (1992).

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