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Parsons, William B.


Freud and Augustine in Dialogue
Psychoanalysis, Mysticism, and the Culture of Modern Spirituality William B. Parsons

"It is arguably the case," writes William Parsons, "that no two figures have had more influence on the course of Western introspective thought than Freud and Augustine." Yet it is commonly assumed that Freud and Augustine would have nothing to say to each other with regard to spirituality or... More


Mourning Religion
Edited by William B. Parsons, Diane Jonte-Pace, and Susan E. Henking

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theorists such as Freud, Durkheim, Weber, and Marx built their intellectual edifices on what they thought would be the remains or ruins of religion in the wake of modernization. But today the decline and disappearance of religion can no longer be simply... More