Jews and the American Soul by Andrew R. Heinze
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Jews and the American Soul
By Andrew R. Heinze

Jews and the American Soul

Human Nature in the Twentieth Century

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Jews and the American Soul by Andrew R. Heinze

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for National Jewish Book Award for Jewish History 2005.
  • Shortlisted for Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Book Award 2004.

Book Description

What do Joyce Brothers and Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Harold Kushner and philosopher Martin Buber have in common? They belong to a group of pivotal and highly influential Jewish thinkers who altered the face of modern America in ways few people recognize. So argues Andrew Heinze, who reveals in rich and unprecedented detail the extent to which Jewish values, often in tense interaction with an established Christian consensus, shaped the country's psychological and spiritual vocabulary. Jews and the American Soul is the first book to recognize the central role Jews and Jewish values have played in shaping American ideas of the inner life. It overturns the widely shared assumption that modern ideas of human nature derived simply from the nation's Protestant heritage. Heinze marshals a rich array of evidence to show how individuals ranging from Erich Fromm to Ann Landers changed the way Americans think about mind and soul. The book shows us the many ways that Jewish thinkers influenced everything from the human potential movement and pop psychology to secular spirituality. It also provides fascinating new interpretations of Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Western views of the psyche; the clash among Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish moral sensibilities in America; the origins and evolution of America's psychological and therapeutic culture; the role of Jewish women as American public moralists, and more. A must-read for anyone interested in the contribution of Jews and Jewish culture to modern America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691127750
ISBN-10: 0691127751
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Andrew R. Heinze

Andrew R. Heinze is Professor of American History and Director of the Swig Judaic Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. Raised in New Jersey, he graduated from Amherst College and earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Andrew Heinze has written widely on history, religion, and current events and is the author of "Adapting to Abundance".

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