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William Parsons

  • This study examines the history of the psychoanalytic theory of mysticism, starting with the seminal correspondence between Freud and Romain Rolland concerning the concept of "oceanic feeling." Providing a corrective to current views which frame psychoanalysis as pathologizing mysticism, Parsons reveals the existence of three models entertained by...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 1999
  • The term ''mysticism'' has never been consistently defined or employed, either in religious traditions or in academic discourse. The essays in this volume offer ways of defining what mysticism is, as well as methods for grappling with its complexity in a classroom.

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2011
  • William Parsons offers a new reading of Machiavelli's The Prince, arguing that the classic text is neither a scientific treatise on politics nor a patriotic tract but rather an artful, elaborated critique of the dominant religion of his time.

    Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
    published : 2016
  • "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 mysticism, given the former's alleged antipathy to religion...

    Publisher : University of Virginia Press
    published : 2013
  • Recent scholarship on The Prince interprets the classic work in the context of Machiavelli's sixteenth-century Italy, but this scholarship neglects the source on which the moral and political world of the sixteenth century was based, the Christian Bible. In this study of The Prince , William Parsons plumbs Machiavelli's allusions to the Bible, along...

    Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd
    published : 2016
  • The fourth edition of Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts addresses examples of genocides perpetrated in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter of the book is written by a recognized expert in the field, collectively demonstrating a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The book is framed by an introductory...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2012
  • Religion and Psychology is a thorough and incisive survey of the current relationship between religion and psychology from the leading scholars in the field. This is an essential resource for students and researchers in the area of psychology of religion. Issues addressed are: * The Psychology-Theology Dialogue * The Psychology-Comparativist Dialogue...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2002
  • This volume, the second of a multi-volume reference work, presents county and district demographic data and the geographical location of American congressional districts between 1789 and 1942. Volume II is considerably different from its predecessor, United States Congressional Districts, 1788-1841 (Greenwood Press, 1978), largely due to the increasing...

    Publisher : ABC-CLIO
    published : 1986
  • Un roman fantastique s'épanouissant dans un dĂ©cor irlandais "Rares sont les Ă©crivains qui peuvent Ă©galer Hodgson lorsqu?il Ă©bauche le dessein des forces sans nom et de monstrueuses entitĂ©s toutes proches, au moyen d?allusions fortuites et de dĂ©tails sans importance, ou bien lorsqu?il communique le sentiment du surnaturel et de l?anormal qui pèse...

    Publisher : Primento Digital Publishing
    published : 2015
  • BELDING H. SCRIBNER The year was 1942 and Will em Kolff was hard at 60's, we encountered exactly the same kind of work perfecting the device that would not only resistance to the concept of chronic dialysis. But revolutionize the treatment of renal failure, but as has happened over and over again in all of more importantly point the way to the develop­...

    Publisher : Springer Netherlands
    published : 2012
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