Augustine and Psychology

Augustine and Psychology

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by Sandra Dixon
     
 

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The essays in Augustine and Psychology, edited by Sandra Lee Dixon, John Doody, and Kim Paffenroth, relate St. Augustine to the modern theory and practice of psychology in several ways. The contributors analyze Augustine’s own examination of himself (and occasionally others) to see to what extent he himself was a “doctor” or practiced

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The essays in Augustine and Psychology, edited by Sandra Lee Dixon, John Doody, and Kim Paffenroth, relate St. Augustine to the modern theory and practice of psychology in several ways. The contributors analyze Augustine’s own examination of himself (and occasionally others) to see to what extent he himself was a “doctor” or practiced “therapy” in ways that we can recognize and appreciate; they find connections between his theories of memory and mind, and modern theories of the same; they consider the influences and context in which he worked, and how those affected him and his ideas of the mind and soul; and, lastly, the contributors subject St. Augustine to the scrutiny of modern psychoanalysis (and critique such scrutiny where appropriate).

Editorial Reviews

William Werpehowski
This impressive collection of new and classic essays connects Augustine’s thought with Freudian theory, philosophical psychology, neuroscience, and related inquiries. Augustine and Psychology is a fine addition to a distinguished series.
Paul J. Contino
This collection of illuminating essays reminds us that St. Augustine remains our contemporary: a writer who understood our sense of fragmentation, our longing for wholeness, and our intuitions of the way that leads there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739179185
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Series:
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Lee Dixon is associate professor of psychology of religion at the University of Denver.

John Doody is professor of philosophy and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Villanova University.

Kim Paffenroth is professor of religious studies at Iona College.

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