A study on Adlerian View on Social Interest and Social Formation in Major Seminaries

  • Joshua Savio Furtado Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
  • Mathew Maniampra Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Keywords: Social Formation, Seminary, Social Interest, Social Consciousness, Vocation


According to Adler, it is only through an interest in fellow human beings that all the progress in the world has been made. The concerns of the present world call for a renewed and reformed way of formation in seminaries. An empirical study was conducted to understand the present state of social interest in the seminaries. The results indicate that the development of social interest does help the seminarians in enhancing their vocational consciousness, helps in having vocational fulfilment, and also in the seminary formation process. Adler’s concept of ‘social interest’ shows how the social feeling is so much integral to the seminarian’s ‘meaning’ and vocation in life.


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