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Thomas Moore on "A Religion of One's Own"

Dec 16, 2014

Thomas Moore.
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Thomas Moore was, for 13 years, a Servite monk. In 1992, he burst onto the national scene with "Care of the Soul", which combined the psychotherapeutic of Jung and James Hillman with ancient and contemporary religious and spiritual ideas. It was number 1 on the New York Times best seller list, and stayed on the list for a year.

Moore's central premise is that part of ourselves cannot be fully nourished through purely rational modern thought. We have needs that cannot be met by science and social theory. His new book is kind of a toolkit for people who have that sense - that they need something they're not getting. They may not be comfortable sitting in a pew to get it, so can they make it themselves?

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***This show originally aired on April 9th, 2014***


  • Thomas Moore is a psychotherapist and writer of many books, such as Care of the Soul, The Lost Sutras of Jesus, The Soul of Sex, Rituals of the Imagination, and most recently, A Religion of One's Own