Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death, compels us to consider the nature of our humanity. What makes humans act as we do? Becker’s viewpoint is that the fear of death is what motivates us and the threat of death forces us into denial. Becker’s far-reaching study provides an excellent summary of western psychology and philosophy, explaining and expanding upon the work of such luminaries as Freud, Jung, Rank, and Kierkegaard.
J. Pittman McGehee, a Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality, will offer Becker’s viewpoint and argue with its conclusions. McGehee is a priest of the Episcopal Church and the former dean of Christ Church Cathedral. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist.
For more information on Ernest Becker's work and legacy, please visit the website of the Ernest Becker Foundation.
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Upcoming is Spring 2018!
West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Two Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
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What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston
Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
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