Can today's Christians reconcile a belief in self-actualization, or self-fulfillment, with the extreme demands of the New Testament? In Self-Actualization and the Radical Gospel, Louis Roy, O.P., concludes that the uneasiness between the two basic concerns of contemporary Western Christians -- self-fulfillment and self-gift -- may constitute a healthy tension which fosters personal development.
Self-Actualization and the Radical Gospel uncovers both the pitfalls of self-actualization and the misleading interpretations that have disfigured the radical Gospel. It highlights the stages, developmental factors, views of human life, successes and failures, which play a considerable role in a person's journey. It brings psychological, philosophical, biblical, theological, and pastoral clarifications to bear on the issues.