- Paperback: 241 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt & Co (P); Reprint edition (July 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805016058
- ISBN-13: 978-0805016055
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You Shall Be As Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and Its Tradition Paperback – July, 1991
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All of the three major Western religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, owe their origins to the Old Testament, whether this is acknowledged or not, and all have to this day a powerful influence on the lives of millions of people. And yes, as Fromm states in the book, the world's populations do hold a materialistic philosophy that is coupled with ever-increasing globalization and technology, but the acquisition of material goods and the indulgence of their pleasures coexists with a commitment to spirtual values and religion. This superposition of religious and materialistic philosophy shows no sign of abatement.
The radical humanism of Fromm is a philosophy that is delightfully optimistic, and emphasizes the capacity of humans to develop their intellectual powers, to become fully independent, to understand reality as it is, and a renunciation of the initiation of force, the latter of which, Fromm argues, results in intellectual disintegration and emotional dependence.Read more ›
The book is a bit dated in that one of its intellectual underpinnings is the belief that human beings can perfect themselves through self-understanding, specifically through psychoanalysis. The twenty-first century has not been charitable to that conclusion.
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It demonstrates that if one understands religion and tradition properly as a way to rekindle the human fire not just as a way to dig in its ashes, it can be everlastingly... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Aron Mueller
This is Fromm's thought at its most advanced. I don't understand why it apparently isn't much read in our day.Published 16 months ago by Gwyn Singer
Erick Fromm's exploration and explanation of the old testament is very interesting. He supports his thesis which centers around an interpretation that man will reach God when he... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by John Brandenberger