Morgan Scott Peck, M.D. was born on the 22nd of May 1936
in New York City. He is a popular psychiatrist and known for
his views on psychology, society, and religion.
He received a B.A. from Harvard in 1958 and an M.D. degree from
Case Western Reserve University in 1963. He married Lily Ho
in 1959. Dr. Peck has served in administrative posts in the
government during his career as a psychotherapist. He has been
the Medical Director of the New Milford Hospital Mental Health
Clinic and a psychiatrist in private practice in New Milford,
Connecticut. His first and best-known book, The Road Less Traveled,
has sold more than seven million copies.
works combine his experiences from his private psychiatric practice
with a distinctly religious point of view. In one of his books,
People of the Lie, he wrote, "After many years of vague
identification with Buddhist and Islamic mysticism, I ultimately
made a firm Christian commitment - signified by my non-denominational
baptism on the ninth of March 1980..." One of his religious
insights is that people who are evil attack others rather than
facing their own failures. His religious views are criticized
by fundamentalist Christians (for example, Debbie Dewart).
Dr. Peck co-founded the Foundation for Community Encouragement,
a tax-exempt, nonprofit, public educational foundation, whose
stated mission is "to teach the principles of community
to individuals and organizations."
M Scott Peck seperated from his wife Lily in 2004 and married
Kathleen Kline Yates soon after.
Peck died on September 25, 2005. He had Parkinson's disease
and pancreatic cancer.
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