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The road less traveled : a new psychology of love, traditional values, and spiritual growth

Author: M Scott Peck
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1978.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the nature of loving relationships in the context of traditional psychological and spiritual insights.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peck, M. Scott (Morgan Scott), 1936-2005.
Road less traveled.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1978
(OCoLC)624574170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Scott Peck
ISBN: 0671250671 9780671250676 0671673009 9780671673000 0671240862 9780671240868
OCLC Number: 5101604
Description: 316 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: I. Discipline --
Problems and pain --
Delaying gratification --
The sins of the father --
Problem-solving and time --
Responsibility --
Neuroses and character disorders --
Escape from freedom --
Dedication to reality --
Transference : the outdated map --
Openness to challenge --
Withholding truth --
Balancing --
The healthiness of depression --
Renunciation and rebirth --
II. Love --
Love defined --
Falling in "love" --
The myth of romantic love --
More about ego boundaries --
Dependency --
Cathexis without love --
"Self-sacrifice" --
Love is not a feeling --
The work of attention --
The risk of loss --
The risk of independence --
The risk of commitment --
The risk of confrontation --
Love is disciplined --
Love is separateness --
Love and psychotherapy. The mystery of love --
III. Growth and religion --
World views and religion --
The religion of science --
The case of Kathy --
The case of Marcia --
The case of Theodore --
The baby and the bath water --
Scientific tunnel vision --
IV. Grace --
The miracle of health --
The miracle of the unconscious --
The miracle of serendipity --
The definition of grace --
The miracle of evolution --
The alpha and the omega --
Entropy and original sin --
The problem of evil --
The evolution of consciousness --
The nature of power --
Grace and mental illness : the myth of Orestes --
Resistance to grace --
The welcoming of grace.
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: M. Scott Peck.

Abstract:

Discusses the nature of loving relationships in the context of traditional psychological and spiritual insights.

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by sirjohnjb (WorldCat user on 2006-11-30)

This book has successfully dissected the mystery of human relationships, growth and existence. None imposing, intelligent and powerful. This book is for both believers and unbelievers of God. This book is for those who thought they know much about life, but afraid to re-examine their existing sets of values and beliefs; and for those who are about to explore the mystery of human life. Next to your Sacred Books is this one.*** sirjohnjb@gmail.com ***

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