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is an avatar of eternal youth, that in a mythic sense the Lord of the Jungle matures, but never grows up? Does this mean, deep underneath, unconsciously, that Burroughs tends to be what...

...Stanley Vlshnewski, of the Catholic Worker, will present a slide show on the history of the Catholic Worker...
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...She was not convinced that it was his will...
...0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LN BRIEF THE ARABS, ISRAELIS, AND KISSINGER: A SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY XN THE MXDDLE EAST, by Edward R. F. Sheehan, Reader's Digest Press, $8.95 Here is an exemplary work of political-historical journalism by a shrewd and lively analyst who has combined original research and personal experience to produce an entertaining--and sometimes frightening--account of Henry Kissinger's attempt to both inflate and live-up-to the myth of Shuttling Super-K...
...Dorothy Day is expected to receive the medal of Mercy College for distinguished service to the community...
...I am not sure this is because I the reviewer have eaten sour grapes or because their authors have...
...She thought of herself as having many vocations...
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...In .this sense, a Mclnerny would be inconceivable wi.thout a Farrell, for the Satter was really the first American Irish writer to boldly declare that the charaoters who populated his own world - - t h e poolrooms and street corners, the barrooms, barber shops and .paroohial schools of Chicago's Indiana Avenue-could become the legitimate stuff of important American fiction...
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...However, in spite of all the interest expressed in interdisciplinary studies and in bringing together the objective and subjective factors involved in scholarly work, few writers have indicated as successfully as Baum does in these two books how these two relationships can be achieved...
...Of Catholic birth but with Jewish ancestry, forced when still a child to leave her native Germany, to spend time in the Netherlands before taking u l ~ quite unchildlike burdens in the British Isles, she celebrates the richness of her religious heritage: "My experience seems to me to have had the following outcomes_9 First, paradoxically, I have a far greater sense of stability in my life, my values, and in my association with institutional structures, including those of the Church, than most of my American friends appear to have...
...Freud often serves as a straw man to Lifton's articulation of an "alternative" which turns out to be a return to a version of nineteenth century vitalism, the notion that one must introduce some "special force" poised towards v.itality, spirituality, and wholeness into scientific discourse in order to account for the phenomenon of living matter, particularly man...
...I shall be happy if Baum's book gives them the challenge to do so...
...What of that side of him that wishes to divert attention and that indulges in ,pseudonyms...
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...The behavior of a schizophrenic young man is depicted by Farber as a "contemptuous and willful bit of self-assertion...
...thus what is called his pessimism often turns out to be uneasiness with his unflinching articulation of limits...
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...Courage never comes from a conviction of strength but from an awareness of weakness...
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...Gabriel Moran's i s almost wholly concerned with his personal experiences and very little with the thought produced...
...This little packet of letters to an unnamed young friend who has left the monastery portrays Van Zeller at his best...
...as also does Charles Curran who explicitly recognizes the limits of the conscious sources of his theologizing in an essay marked ~by modesty and geniality...
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...R e l i g i o u s A r t i c l e s A South India missioner asks for Rosaries and other religious articles for his religion classes-also used clothing...
...Anyhow, on this pilgrimage, I was determined to be first here and now, without waiting until I got to heaven _9 . . I remember visiting a house of Carmelite friars . . . I made my way boldly to the central cloisters...
...Then, after he finds himself incapable of any kind of erotic performance with his would-be lover, the cops break into ,the apartment and arrest .him for possession of marijuana...
...When I reflect on my own experience I am aware that although I am in many respects a 'head person' _9 . . I was born from the womb of sculpture and music and fairy tale, and my head has always had much deeper levels of tradition to draw upon than the purely intellectual . . . . " Anthony Padovano's essay gives an MERCY COLLEGE honors DOROTHY DAY The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, has touched the lives of men and women of good will for over 40 years...
...We never get into the depth of Burrough's mind and heart...
...but no topological, physiographic excitement, no sense of drama...
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...9 Abigail McCarthy, columnist, author of Private Faces/Public Places _9 Daniel Berrigan, S.J., author of Prison Poems, and other volumes of proseand poetry, and of the play, The Trial of the Catons...
...Lifton's view can only promote an insouciant disregard of the reality on this earth of the problems of class and race privilege...
...Farber, when he isn't busy explicating a notion of the will which destroys depth psychology, writes with considerable grace about the "sexual revolution" with its "abstraction, objectification, and idealization of the female orgasm," cinematic pornography, real "talk" between men and women, the dynamics of jeal...
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...We are not all equally benumbed and it is fraudulent to say so...
...This becomes clearer with Farber's tendency to place hysterics, schizophrenics, and suicides in a position of bad faith...
...He has had two major exhibitions at the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Louvre in Paris...
...But then there is his fictional world, divided into two parts, and each of the novels considered here represents a face of that dichotomized universe...
...Especially is he concerned with the issues that are usually discussed today under the heading of the sociology of religion...
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...I am quite sure that the cumulative wisdom of the ages in my own tradition is an adequate base for creative solutions to our problems today...
...And he seeks "financial help for the starving...
...In a word, now that the formerly Oacholir college ,has been secularized, will the order's original building, "Little Sere," be torn down to make way for a girls' dormitory...
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...Does this mean, deep underneath, unconsciously, that Burroughs tends to be what Tarzan is, forever young, forever an adolescent...
...I suppose he lets us share the neglect he himself chose for his lot on earth...
...Farber would account for "much of the behavior" of deeply troubled persons by labeling them perversely obstinate...
...Freud's theory of mind-body unity is thoroughly at odds with Cartesian rationalism which does sunder mind from body and reason from emotion...
...McInr response ~is wisely ambivalent for he well knows .thar there are many roles to be played in doing the Lord's work and innumerable points of view, often in confliot with each other although all ~aving a degree of validity, about the best way to achieve a spiritual end in a materialistic world...
...Although Freud always stressed the importance of empirical evidence this is not synonymous with adopting an empiricist epistemology which denies an inner-outer dialectic...
...And that is why, perhaps, Burroughs was so misunderstood, denied and rejected...
...Lifton does not do this...
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...In Porges's work we get a string of banal attitudes --Burroughs was annoyed, irritated...
...He was an upstart, who, learning to write, shaped a modern myth...
...It is more than likely that a number of other subscribers now are the grown children and grandchildren of fortunate students who studied with George Nauman Shuster, MARJORIE MURPHY Class of '29 The Non-Voters Saint Paul, Minn...
...He offers practical, solid spiritual advice on such problems as challenges to faith and difficulties with prayer-even his correspondent's involvement with a married woman...
...Yet it is precisely this no-nonsense, perhaps 18 March 1977:190 even crotchety, approach-edged with compassion and understanding---that makes Van Zeller's writing a welcome relief from the limp-wristed, inane spirituality of the not-too-distant past...
...I n s t i t u t e Sacred Scripture: Ninth Annual Institute August 7-12, 1977...
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...Let me state first that I find much of value in both books...
...But in both areas his fiction is remarkable for its subtle humor, ease of description, nuance of psychological analysis and warm human sympathy for the individual overwhelmed by circumstances or events in a dramatically changing world...
...And yet you'll find the love of God much commoner among women than among men, and the women at the Crucifixion showed much more courage than the Apostles, exposing themselves to insult, and wiping our Lord's face...
...And what would success have been...
...By the end of the book his Vietnam peace is down the drain as well...
...Lifton's proposed conceptual alterations of psychoanalytic theory push psychology in the direction of adopting what Freud termed a "fresh idealistic misconception of human nature," an accentuation of the positive which expunges from view what Joel Kovel has called one of Freud's central insights "without which any social critique becomes banal, if not reactionary: that there is an established order of things which keeps itself in power by falsifying the truth and causing it to be repressed...
...Two essays I liked especially were Richard P. McBrien's--possibly because of a common enthusiasm for the work of Yves Congar, Peter Berger and Dietrich Bonhoeffer--and Monika Hellwig's, which faithfully relates the events of her life to her interest in theology...
...She did not feel it unseemly to expostulate with the Lord about the unfairness of the priesthood being withheld from women...
...Mclnerny is a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame University who has published works of substance in the history of medieval philosophy...
...In giving us ,his fourth and fifth novels since 1967, Ralph Mclnerny inscribes his name in a tradition ~h~t includes James T. Faxrel, who recently published his fiftieth book, John O'Hara, Eugene O'Neill and even F. Scott Fitzgerald...
...I would think that she intended to say that there were nearly two nonvoters for every person that voted /or Jimmy Carter...
...Gate of Heaven, published last year, was his fourth novel and i~ shares with A Narrow Time (1969) and The Priest (1973) the author's concern for chronicling social and spiritual developments in the post-conciliar Church...
...Like Farrell, McInerny is at home in the ,heartland of America, vchose people he knows well...
...By 'backing away from this understanding of freedom, Farber cuts the conceptual heart out of psychoanalytic theory...
...He observed that many movements for, or experiments in, social transformation fell either into chaos or tyranny because of their utopian and naive disregard of the limitations of human bodies and the force of human history...
...Eulalio Baltazar's essay is almost totally concerned with his intellectual odyssey and has very little about his extra-mental life...
...Its radical concern for non-violence, poverty, and interracial justice remains a challenge today...
...In the first book, which is sub-titled A Theological Reading o/ Sociology, Baum is concerned with introducing the student of theology to sociology...
...The Society's ninety-three-year-old founder :lies dying, and the retirement home of the order, adjacent to its college, symbolizes the personal clashes involved...
...Gate of Heaven RALPH MclNERNY Harper & Row, $8.95 ROGERSON AT BAY RALPH McINERNY Harper & Row, $8.95 DAVID O'CONNELL American Irish writers tend to be endowed with energy...
...This is fuzzy enough but Farber muddies the waters further by separating will into two "realms," the unself-conscious or unconscious will ("wedded to our faculties") and the conscious will which "becomes conscious if we are conscious of our willing...
...It does not matter...
...in heaven, where the last will ,be first, we shall know more about what God thinks . . . . " "What God thinks"--she didn't think that was settled in Italy...
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...Freud insisted that philosophy "goes astray in its method by overestimating the epistemological value of our logical operations and by not accepting other sources of knowledge such as intuition...
...it hangs together in a series of adjoining planes, like mosaic pieces or vignettes that have no central theme or governing structure...
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...And then among the younger writers Tom McHale has recently published his fourth novel in about a halfdozen years, George V. Higgins gives us a novel a year, and the as yet hrgely unheralded but potentially important Thomas Fleming also wl"ites' about one book a year, alternating volumes of American history with his series of novels an.alyzing the Jersey City Irish...
...Farber's two wills turn on a split into the psychical and physical, a dualism Freud rejected totally...
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...It also means that we are on the shaky terrain of an epistem01ogical relativism, for to tie ideas totally to the historic milieu within which they emerged is to deny the possibility of objective truth...
...She did not think they had t h e wrong bodies for the calling...
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...and writing, shaped himself...
...I should voice my concern lest this book given to people (including theologians) unfamiliar with sociology might make them feel that they now know what sociologists have to offer and do not have to read them on their own...
...Will," for Farber, is an objectified agent of motion...
...A small step...
...Hysteria becomes "a particular order of will whose principal expression is willfulness...
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...It is an assemblage, a sequence of chronological documentation whose compelling concern is detail and corpuscular minutiae like the colorful conjunctures of a map--an interesting, arresting surface...
...He would create "forms of revitalization" that include ,'modes of symbolic immortality...
...I shall argue that Lifton has seriously misunderstood the Freudian enterprise...
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...The lAte of the S e l f : Toward a New PsMehology ROBERT JAY LIFTON Simon & Schuster, $7.95 .lEAN BETHKE EI~HTAIN For the political philosopher or theorist whose own work is informed by the relentless honesty and compelling brilliance of Freud's psychoanalytic theory, it is always something of a surprise to find Freud criticized, revised, or rejected by those working within his tradition for many of the qualities of his work one finds to be among its major strengths...
...I am equally convinced that without recourse to the cumulative wisdom of one's tradition, one cannot be creative...
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...We do not learn what subterranean forces worked on this mundane, prosaic man, Burroughs, to make him write the golden legend of the autochthonous jungle god, the modern epic myth of the daemonic Tarzan, Lord o/ the Jungle...
...I shall take up briefly only three dimensions of Lifton's critique of Freud...
...One can only hope that his novels will reach a wider audience in the future...
...I also believe one must be very much steeped in tradition to be at all innovativ.e...
...In Rogerson at Bay, the forty-sevenyear-old .hero is advised by his doctor that if he does not 'have himself circumcized, he faces a risk of skin cancer in his old age...
...We know, too, he was a writer who had an orgiastic need to write, to shape a dream in a wry form of storytelling that is not simply literature, but is the poetic fantasy of fable and folklore...
...McKinley C. Olson _9 Herbert Scoville, Jr...
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...He thus quietly arranges to have the operation performed while his wife Marge, now a lapsed Catholic (Rogerson himself is a rather scrupulous and somewhat Jansenistic Protestant who had agreed to marry in the Catholic Churoh), is off on vazation...
...Our age is quite possibly the most tumultuous and creative that the Church has experienced since the Ren:aissance and Reformation...
...At the close of the novel, with the future beckoning to all the antagonists in the internecine dispute, the author acknowledges that this small order is doomed to extinction...
...Obviously not every sociologist is going to agree with Baum's interpretation of the classical thinkers...
...There are a couple of essays which set my teeth on edge...
...This puts the reader on notice that we, presumably, are no longer "fussy" on the subject...
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...Not all of us experience the same misery, defeat, and degradation...
...you'll be excommunicated.' There's no respect /or us poor wretched women anywhere...
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...Once again, Lifton ignores the problems of ethnicity and class...
...the premise that women should not accept second place in all things...
...One's dispensability makes him courageous, less frightened to risk himself, convinced that God counteracts foolishness and the wisdom of the community will not allow mistakes to flourish...
...And at least once, when she.went to Italy before she entered Carmel, she acted on Commonweal welcomes letters on subjects treated in its pages...
...One of the book's most effective passages is its condemnation of terrorism, specifically (in a footnote) the Israeli retaliatory terror bombings of Lebanese towns and Palestinian refugee camps with American planes...
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...Baum defends this bold claim by analyzing in the first part of the book the thought of, among others, Marx, Toennes, Durkheim, Weber, Mannhelm and Freud...
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...A light supper will be served in the adjoining cafeteria for panelists and friends of Dorothy Day...
...For surely freedom must be tied to human intentions, motives, and purposes...
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...Instead he promotes the notion of a kind of metaegalitarianism in which we all alike experience a shared malaise...
...In Gate of Heaven the battle ,lines are drawn from the beginning between the young secularly-oriented Father Hol.t and the older members of the dying, obscure and miniscule order called the Society of Saint Brendan...
...Farber's view is indefensible if one holds to the possibility of powerful repressed (and thus unconscious) mofives and subsequent symptom-formation...
...Rodney Larson _9 Milton Leitenberg . Sidney Lens _9 Edward N. Luttwak _9 Milton Mayer _9 Elizabeth McAlister _9 Richard T. McSorley, S.J...
...Tom Cornell, of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, will lead discussion and question period...
...9 Gordon C. Zahn This vital topic occupies the entire Good Friday issue (April 8, 1977) of BIll tllgtr Use coupon below to order bulk copies of this important issue...
...Happi,ly, McInerny extricates Rogerson from his predicament by the end of the novel and as we close the book he and his wife, although Marge too has had a kind of affair over the summer, are still married and still coping...
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...it is a kind of metaliterature that doesn't fall into the conceived pattern of formal fiction...
...In the first realm it is so tied to our "motor possibilities" that it lacks direction and a particular object and is thus declared, by Farber, to be "free...
...His Protean man was always an image compelling to the relatively privileged in an age of affluence...
...In ~he course of the novel, though, McInerny analyzes cogently the little ghosts that haunt Rogerson in middle age: feat of an early death, lingerir~g erotic cravings, understanding of the fact that most of the goals hr had set ,himself as a young man will not be realized...
...how lovingly I'd bestow you upon *men's souls[" She loved to take the lead in the convent celebration of Divine Office...
...He was an important writer, and was great in his way, though he never knew it...
...Yet Lifton finds Freud's mechanism in the "sharp dichotomy" ("very much in the spirit of Descartes") which Freud saw between the rational and irrational and primary and secondary mental processes...
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...Later that summer, when a younger, liberated, female faculty colleague invites him over for some free love, he 18 March 1977:184 brings along a bag of pot, some of which he smokes for the first time...
...Also, like Farre$1, but unlike O'Hara and Fitzgerald of that generation, McInerny feels no guilt, no inferiority about being Irish...
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...Incredibly, to our day not one book length study of FarreU exists--an unfortunate state of affairs indeed, for serious reconsideration of the work of this 1930s antiStalinist leftist might well show .that he should be ranked right behind O'Neill, our greatest playwright, and Fitzgerald, possibly our greatest novelist...
...By substituting such weak or misleading concepts as "will" (Farber) and "an inchoate image" (Lifton) neither offers a coherent alternative logic of explanation...
...Baum, convinced that dogma has in the past frequently become "ideology," and in spite of the good intentions of theologians a defense of the status quo, urges theologians to submit "the structural consequences of dogma to the revealed norms of the gospel...
...He is quite a remarkable creature for "within a single generaton" this Protean|sin has eclipsed the American tough-guy male ideal and replaced--with that of the "gentle, open, noncombative, physically unimpressive, soft," etc...
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...In 1976 approximately eighty million Americans voted for presidentD79.6 million for Carter, Ford, McCarthy and Maddox...
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...Now it is true that nobody likes to think about these matters--particularly those committed to social change...
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...Sheehan gives Kissinger credit for his unique brilliance and for the interim, "patched-up" peace he accomplished by flying sleeplessly back and forth among Anwar Sadat, Hafez Assad, King Faisal, King Hussein, Golda Meir and the exasperating Yitzhak Rabin while, at home, the Nixon administration was being washed down the Watergate drain...
...Rogerson at Bay (1976), McInerny's fif.th novel, continues the life journey of Professor Matchew Rogerson, a rather inept but essentially decent humanities teacher at a state university somewhere in the midwest, vrhom we first met in Jolly Rogerson (1967), McInerny's first novel...
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...He writes out of his own conviction that sociology----especially the work of the classic sociologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century-has a great deal to offer theologians, not only in sharing humanistic concerns, in providing insights about social reality, in offering concepts useful for theological as well as sociological investigation, but also--most importantlyNin providing a perspective on the relationship between mind and society "that actually modifies the very meaning of philosophy and theology...
...The answer, I fear, is, in the case of the books under consideration, the latter...
...His own concern that religion be a means to promote social change is seen in his discussion of critical theology ("the critical application of the various theories of alienation to the self-understanding in faith of the Christian Church...
...I haven't the space in which to unpack this muddle, but several points must be made...
...The Mercy College Committee to honor Dorothy Day is using the occasion to solicit funds for the New York Women's Shelter run by the Catholic Worker...
...The individual essayists are more or less successful in meeting the task Baum set for them...
...then she felt that she came closest to the actions of a priest...
...Citing Kurt Vonnegut's epitaph for Billy Pilgrim, "EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURT," Lifton argues that the "little tombstone" contains "the e p i t a p h s . . , of Billy, Vonnegut, Nixon, all of us--the tombstone of all who half-live in our present age of numbing.- But this is surely another variant on that phony equality existentialists have always celebrated...
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...261 or 205 Commonweal: 189 who would revise or disagree with Freud's understanding of the nature and scope of these limits must begin by being clear about Freud's own view and then go on to develop convincing counter-arguments...
...In Journeys we have the reflections of ten Catholic scholars who discuss how their life stories relate to their theology (or, as in the case of historian David O'Brien, to their scholarly research into Catholic life...
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...And this brings me to the reflection that there is a psychology of reviewing as well as a psychology of knowledge, and that a large element of both concerns the unconscious...
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...He came a great way, like a long distance swimmer, through a sea of troubles...
...Farber begins his discussion of 'the will' (six of the thirteen essays in this collection appeared previously in a volume entitled The Ways o/the Will) with a rejection of Freud's libido theory _9 its emphasis on sexuality as a set of ideas "nicely appropriate to the fussiness surrounding the subject at the turn of the century in Western Europe...
...ReRgton and Alienation GREGORY BAUM Paulist Press, $6.95 Journeys EDITED by GREGORY BAUM Paulist Press, $6.95 DOROTHY DOHEN Gregory Baum shares an interest in two relationships with many scholars and college professors today...
...Freud was also critical of the mechanistic theories of his day in which consciousness became no more "than an appendange added to physiologicopsychical processes...
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...Some of the essayists do not seem to recognize this, although Baum who writes in the perspective of his own experience of psychotherapy certainly does...
...Secondly, I am deeply convinced that the traditional wisdom is not based primarily on purely, intellectual connections...
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...C I insight which other theologians, too, may have learned from their life experience: "A theologian is never any good at his work until he realizes how unimportant it is and how dispensable he may be...
...Or are the 'post' or 'neo' Freudian revisionists, in many of their attempts to bring Freud "up-to-date," capitulating to that pragmatic eclecticism which vitiates social theory in America...
...I am sure that this would be an unintended consequence of his work which Baum also would deplore...
...Theologians other than Baum with different agendas are going to give a different "theological reading" to the same sociological theorists...
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...In the second part of Religion and Alienation Baum looks at current theology and attempts to use the sociological tradition to comment upon it...
...In the second realm, will "moves us toward a particular ob18 March 1977:188 jective" and becomes "utilitarian...
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...In this reviewer's opinion he presents the classical tradition with marvelous lucidity, makes his own contribution to the clarification of sociological questions by not shrinking from criticizing these theorists on their own terms, and brings the classical tradition up-to-date by applying it to current investigations in religion, particularly the problem of religion in a post-modern world of alienated human beings...
...T for one do not think he does full justice to the possibilities of future prophetic breakthroughs in the thinking of Max Weber...
...There is real.ly no larger or more important question that a novelist can dare to examine and Mclnerny has the requisite courage...
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...One does not find power, oppression and exploitation among Lifton's terms of discourse...
...If the latter had not lost his will to live and consumed himself in self-hatred, there is reason to believe ~hat he too would have been as prolific as O'Hara and O'Neill...
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...A patron for those taking further steps---preparing for what will come~ OOOOOOOOO CORRESPONDENCE (Continued ]rom page 163) from old centuries into the present, for joy in great writings...
...He wants a "nondeterministic, non-Positivist, teleological t h e o r y . . . " If by 'positivism' Lifton means an empiricist theory of knowledge combined with a methodology which stresses verification, proof, and nonfalsifiability, it is clear that Freud was no positivist...
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...9 Joseph A. Komonchak Theology of Church June 27-July 8 _9 Eugene H. Maly Secularlfy and the Old Testament July l l-July 22 _9 Raymond E. Brown, S...
...To the Editors: I support strongly Abigail McCarthy's call for "universal simplified voter registration" ["The Apathetic Voter"DFeb...
...ville 9 _9 Stewart Meacham, American Friends Service Committee _9 Arthur Cohen, novelist and theologian, author of In the Days of Simon Stern and The Natural and Supernatural Jew _9 Eileen Egan, American Pax Christi Association, Associate Editor, Catholic Worker _9 Peter Steinfels, Commonweal columnist...
...They arc, firstly, the relationship of the social sciences to theology and philosophy, and, secondly, the relationship of scholarly pursuits to personal biography or life experience...
...Burroughs, in truth, wrote mythology...
...Lifton's notion of the "Protean man" --first articulated during the countercultural hey-day of the 1960's---is an experimenter who refuses to get trapped, stifled and shrunk down-tosize in old roles, habits, and patterns, who would live with spontaneity and expressiveness...
...To deny this possibility does not represent an advance--it is a regression to the pre-Freudian view that hysterics were malingerers who willed their own suffering...
...First, Lifton accuses Freud of being positivistic and mechanistic...
...DOROTHY IX)HEN is a professor of sociology at Fordham University...
...He feels that the final settlement must require Israel to withdraw to its 1967 frontiers, including a demilitarization of the Golan Heights, in exchange for guarantees for its security...
...Stated another way, his main interest is the ~elationship of the individual, caught on the shifting sands of sensate and materialistic American life, to the solid rock of ultimate concern...
...The questions the~ arise: Are we philosophers and theorists hopelessly behind the times...
...18] as one way of increasing voter participation in American presidential elections...
...And no great theological discussions...
...We live, be believes, in an age which is both "numbing" and "Protean...
...But this is not Freud's view...
...First, to call the sphere in which we unthinkingly "move" (or are "moved") the realm of "freedom" is to confound the understanding of the term in philosophical and ordinary discourse...
...But at the end of her brief days, on h e r way to find out what God thought, she let the words stand for us to make of them what we could...
...Panel DiscusslonmThe Vision of the Catholic Worker: What does it mean for today...
...Lifton, a man of conscience long associated with the anti-war and anti-nuclear weapons movements, has written sensitively about the survivors of Hiroshima and the Vietnam War...
...Chrlstology of the New Testament July 25-August S For information write: John J. Stack, Director Saint Joseph College West Hartford, Conn...
...We know Edgar Rice Burroughs was a loser and a loner...
...I do not think the fascination of her essay is simply because she has had externally a more interesting life than the other contributors...
...The choice of theological questions and the methods employed have a personal aspect as well as a social one...
...Liflon, like Farber, rejects much of Freud including what he sees as Freud's inability to grasp the spiritual siguificance of certain symbols, his psychic determinism, his attitude toward death, his mechanistic libido theory, his insistence on a "sharp dichotomy" between the irrational and rational, and his "profoundly conservative theory of human nature...
...It is narrative pantomime, dramaturgic fiction...
...For, even at the very end, he mistrusted his talents, disparaged his accomplishments, denigrated his education, and denied his value and place even in the face of great rewards, because he felt small against other writers, whose accomplishments and distinctions were immeasurably less than his...
...If Baum's first volume can be construed as revolving around the basic question posed for theology by the sociology of knowledge (how theology as a social enterprise is a reflection of the society which produced it), his second volume can be seen as a work in the psychology o/ knowledge, investigating how the individual became interested in the study of theology...
...However, her statistical comparison of nonvoters and voters is seriously inaccurate...
...In these novels McInerny deals more directly with ~he sacred than the secular and writes in a higher style than in the Rogerson novels...
...how lovingly I'd carry you in my hands when you came down from heaven at my call...
...Father's revisions of psychoanalysis have taken him v/a a phenomenologicalexistentialist route to a stress upon the "will" as that "category through which we examine that portion of our life which is the mover of our life in a direction or toward an objective in time...
...The other memorable passages depict an obnoxious Kissinger lecturing those impatient with his method that, after all, it took him four years to bring peace to Vietnam...
...thus my review shall concentrate upon those points at which both Farber and Liflon, in departing from Freud, have lost a grounding for their own enterprise...
...With the honesty, dedication and powers of observation of a medieval chronicler, McInerny, in his novels, is recording contemporary history from wi;thin and his prime concern is with what it means to be a Christian in America today...
...This means to him that theologians have to see the 18 March 1977:186 social dimensions of sin, identify themselves with movements of the oppressed, and interpret the Christian teaching on the coming of the kingdom in such a way that it no longer inhibits social change but promotes action for the liberation of the human community...
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...Address: Father Paul Cruz, ST...
...Finally, what Lifton calls Freud's "profoundly conservative" view of human nature can be more accurately seen as Freud's insistence that the social reformer and revolutionary had a moral, rational, and political obligation to distinguish that which could be changed from that which could not...
...With about seventy million eligible voters not going to the polls, there was about .87 non-voter to every voter--not "three non-voters for every voter" as Ms...
...the priesthood included: "And at the same time I want to be a priest...
...Following four weeks, $200...
...But Sheehan, who considers himself primarily a dramatist although he is now a Research Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard, is convinced that Kissinger was both too narrow and too cautious from the beginning in what he attempted to accomplish--particularly since the Palestinian problem was ignored...
...A gifted and intelligent craftsman, he tells his stories convincingly and wi~h a consistent point of view...
...It may shock some to learn that Dom Hubert has, "since about the age of six, never enjoyed life--and would never wish for one single day of it back...

Vol. 104 • March 1977 • No. 6


 
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