Man in Estrangement Author:Guyton B. Hammond The concept of man's estrangement or alienation is an ancient one. Yet more than any single concept it has come to dominate the spectrum of 20th century though from that of the scientific philosopher to the theologian. Guyton Hammond has chosen outstanding thinkers from opposite ends of the spectrum and has found illuminating parallels in their ... more »views of this central thesis in existential thinking - estrangement, as Paul Tillich the theologian chooses to call it, or alienation, the term most often used by Erich Fromm, social psychologist and humanist philosopher.
As might be expected, the two men of this study speak in different terms and might almost be said to speak different languages. They take off on their flights of thought from separate fields and yet are seen in this book to move ever closer together. Man in Estrangement is indeed a valuable contribution to modern thought - a piece of work that needed to be done; for it lights a few more dark corners of the human condition.« less