Ernest Becker Becker and Religion

Experts within the Ernest Becker Foundation community who come from different religious perspectives have shared their thoughts with us on how Becker helps people understand their religion, and how their religion helps us understand Becker. Namely, how is their religion compatible with Becker’s synthesis and how does it provide its adherents “victorious, yet non-destructive” paths through life?

Voter Manipulation

Death Anxiety in Political Messaging

During this 2016 campaign season, the Ernest Becker Foundation invites you to join us in examining the underlying messages in the images, words, and sounds of political advertising, specifically those messages that provoke our subconscious fear of death.

Ernest Becker and Feminism

Aspects of Ernest Becker’s works invoke regressive patriarchal ideologies that reinforce the institutionalized pattern of male dominance in society. The Ernest Becker Foundation does not endorse such regressive views and recognizes and supports gender equality as a fundamental human right. In this section, the EBF seeks to open a dialogue about the problematic aspects of Becker’s work in regard to feminist issues, and explore how Becker’s insights inform our understanding of women’s rights issues and unequal treatment.