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Eric Fromm's Human Needs/A biblical perspective

Examine Fromm's Human Needs. Compare and/or contrast each of Fromm's Human Needs from a biblical viewpoint. Remember to use Scripture in your thread. A distinction exists between human needs from the humanistic theories postulated by Fromm, and human needs as they are described in the Bible. Human needs are examined as they relate to human conflicts, and human potential. Fromm's humanistic perspective stresses a human need in caring for others. A question emerges as to whether Fromm's posiiton is much different from the biblical perspective of human needs.

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While Fromm's theory of human development is more consistent with evolutionary/biological theories, he haed a religious view in which he critiqued psychoanalysis for ignoring social and religious principles in understanding human nature (Maccoby, 1995). Thus, the distinction between the humanistic perspective of Eric Fromm and the perspective of the Bible on human needs may not be interpreted as all that dissimilar. Eric Fromm was a humanist psychologist who like followers of the Humanistic movement (e.g., Carl Jung, Carl Rogers) believed in human potential. Fromm postulated eight human needs that can be compared with human needs from the biblical perspective.

? One of the differences between Fromm's perspectives and those of the Bible, Fromm saw individuals as separated from nature. The biblical perspective presents a view in which humans are ...

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Fromm's Humanistic theories of human needs are compared and contrasted with the biblical perspective of human needs. Fromm presented eight basic human needs that describe how human beings live and function. A biblical perspective is presented based on individual's self-fulfillment in a Divine creator.