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  • The Enigma of the Oceanic Feelingby William B. Parsons

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 134.99

    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... more...

  • Freud and Augustine in Dialogueby William B. Parsons

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    "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... more...

  • Machiavelli's Gospelby William B. Parsons

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 85.00

    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. more...

  • Machiavelli's Gospelby William B. Parsons

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2016; US$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • Teaching Mysticismby William B. Parsons

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    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. more...

  • Centuries of Genocideby Samuel Totten; William S. Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    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... more...

  • Religion and Psychologyby Diane Jonte-Pace; William B. Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    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... more...

  • United States Congressional Districts and Data, 1843-1883.by William Beach; Michael Dubin; Stanley Parsons

    ABC-CLIO 1986; US$ 64.00

    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... more...

  • La Maison au bord du Mondeby William H. Hodgson; Jacques Parsons; Brian Stableford

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Un roman fantastique s'épanouissant dans un décor irlandais "Rares sont les écrivains qui peuvent égaler Hodgson lorsqu?il ébauche le dessein des forces sans nom et de monstrueuses entités toutes proches, au moyen d?allusions fortuites et de détails sans importance, ou bien lorsqu?il communique le sentiment du surnaturel et de l?anormal qui pèse... more...

  • Criminal Justice and the Policy Processby James G. Houston; Phillip B. Bridgmon; William W. Parsons

    UPA 2008; US$ 32.99

    Criminal Justice and the Policy Process develops a synthesized policy making model that explains how complex justice policy is developed, implemented, and evaluated. Unlike other texts, this study weaves together important aspects of several competing explanations of policy choice into a single model. Further, this text emphasizes the importance of... more...