In my 4,300-word review essay "Forrest G. Robinson's 1992 Biography of Henry A. Murray, and Walter J. Ong's Thought," I discuss Robinson's book Love's Story Told: A Life of Henry A. Murray (Harvard University Press), which is about the secret extramarital love affair for more than forty years between Dr. Murray (1893-1988) and Christiana Drummond Councilman Morgan (1897-1967). Their secret love affair included serious interactions pertaining to the American novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891) and also included each of them being psychoanalyzed by the Swiss psychiatrist and psychological theories C. G. Jung, M.D. (1875-1961). However, in the opening section of my review essay, I discuss certain aspects of the life and work of the American Jesuit Renaissance specialist and cultural historian Walter J. Ong (1912-2003; Ph.D. in English, Harvard University, 1955), including his graduate studies of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. In the final section of my review essay, I draw some lessons that we can learn from their secret extramarital love affair. But I also discuss the relevant psychology of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.
Farrell, Thomas J.
Forrest G. Robinson's 1992 Biography of Henry A. Murray, and Walter J. Ong's Thought.
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