The Rediscovery of the Human

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Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning sold over 10 million copies and was translated into over 30 languages. It was deemed by a survey of the Library of Congress to be one of “the ten most influential books in America”. This volume introduces and presents translations of a number of important but less well-known writings by Viktor Frankl, translated from the original German, in which he forthrightly relates psychology to religious concepts. These cast a strong new light on the generally received understanding of Frankl’s contribution to psychology – “logotherapy” – as well as its relationship to the soul and universal ethics.

About the authors:

Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen, son of a former Governor-General of Australia, Sir Zelman Cowen OBM, has a dual background in secular and religious studies. Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl is famous for his celebrated 1946 memoir Man’s Search for Meaning – an examination on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the primary purpose of life: the quest for meaning, which sustained those who survived, and is still a vital tool in psychological practice.