Person Culture and Religion Group:
25+ year Bibliography

This list includes only books, chapters, and articles that began as presentations before the Person, Culture, and Religion Group (earlier known as the Working Group for Psycho-Social Interpretations in Theology). This group has been a continuous program unit of the American Academy of Religion, although members voted to change its name 1981. Entries are arranged chronologically by year in sections following the review periods for the group. Within years entries are arranged alphabetically by author.

This bibliography is followed by a list of PCR sessions devoted to discussing books written by PCR members.


Johnson, Roger, ed. 1977. Psychohistory and Religion: The Case of Young Man Luther. Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

            . 1977. Psychohistory as Religious Narrative: The Demonic Role of Hans Luther in Erikson's Saga of Human Evolution. In Psychohistory and Religion.

Bianchi, Eugene. 1979. "Jungian Psychology and Religious Experience." Anglican Theologican Review. Spring.

Bregman, Lucy. 1979. "Religion and Madness: Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs as Personal Myth." Journal of Religion and Health 16:119-135.

Browning, Don. 1979. "William James' Philosophy of Mysticism." Journal of Religion. January.

Homans, Peter. 1979. Jung in Context. University of Chicago Press.

Browning, Don. 1980. Pluralism and Personality: William James and Some Contemporary Cultures of Psychology. Bushnell University Press.

Novak, Philip. 1980. "Archetypes, Angels and Kant's A Priori." Re-Vision 3,2, Fall.

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Chamberlain, Gary L. 1981. "Faith as Knowing: A Study of the Epistemology of Faith Development Theory." The Iliff Review xxxviii,2, 3-14.

Wallwork, Ernest. 1982. "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: the Freudian Critique." Journal of Religious Ethics Winter.

Hammond, Guy. 1983. "Christopher Lasch and a Renewed Theory of the Family." Perspectives in Religious Studies. Mercer University Press.

McDargh, John. 1983. Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory and the Study of Religion. University Press of America.

Bregman, Lucy. 1984. "Three Psycho-Mythologies of Death: Becker, Hillman and Lifton." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 52:461-479.

McDargh, John. 1985. “Theological Uses of Psychology: A Retrospective and Prospective.” Horizons 12: 247-264.

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Haule, John. 1986. "Pierre Janet and Dissociation: The First Transference Theory and its Origins in Hypnosis." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 29: 86-94.

Jonte-Pace, Diane. 1987. "Object Relations Theory, Mothering and Religion: Toward a Feminist Pyschology of Religion," Horizons 14,2: 310-327.

Schneider, Gregory. 1987. "The Ritual of Happy Dying Among Early American Methodists." Church History 56 (Sept): 348-363.

Chamberlain, Gary L. 1988. Fostering Faith, Paulist Press.

Haule, John. 1988. "The American Quest for 'Inner Experience' Response to 'America as the New World'." Quadrant: Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought 21: 71-82

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie. 1988. "The Death and Dying Movement: Psychologies and the Formation of Culture." Second Opinion 9 (Nov): 28-51.

Bohn, Carol and Joanne Brown, eds. 1989. Christianity, Patriarchy and Abuse. Pilgrim.

Polka, Brayton. 1989. "Beyond the Pleasure Principle: A Speculative Essay on Freud." American Journal of Psychoanalysis 49,4: 297-309.

Haule, John. 1990. Divine Madness: Archetypes of Romantic Love. Boulder, CO: Shambhala.

Robbins, Martha. 1990. Midlife Women and the Death of the Mother: Study of Psychohistorical and Spiritual Transformation. Peter Lang.

Charmé, Stuart. "A Ticket to Ride: Bourgeois Civility, Jewish Marginality, and Existential Authencitity in the Lives of Freud and Sartre," Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry 19 (2 & 3) 143-159. Date unknown.

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Dittes, James. 1991. Biographical/Theological Exegesis of Psychological Texts: The Case of Freud’s Search for “After-life.” In Religion and the Social Order: New Developments in Theory and Research, ed. David G. Bromley. Greenwich: JAI Press.

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie. 1991. "Returning to the Mother's House: Feminism's Orpahs." The Christian Century, April 17, 1991, 428-430.

Charmé, Stuart. 1992 "The Different Voices in Sartre's Ethics" Bulletin de l'Association Americaine de Philosophie de Langue Francaise, Fall 1992, 264-280. Reprinted in Sartre and Existentialism, volume 5, Existentialist Ethics, ed. William McBride. Garland Publications. 1997.

Crownfield, David, ed. 1992. Body/Text in Julia Kristeva: Woman, Religion and Psychanalysis. State University of New York Press.

Fuller, Robert. 1992. "Biographical Origins of Psychological Ideas: Freud's Cocaine Studies." Journal of Humanistic Psychology Summer.

Gay, Volney. 1992. Freud on Sublimation: Reconsiderations. State University of New York Press.

Jonte-Pace, Diane. 1992. "Which Feminism, Whose Freud?" Pastoral Psychology 41: 369-374.

            . 1992. Situating Kristeva Differently: Psychoanalytic Readings of Woman and Religion. In Body/Text in Julia Kristeva: Woman, Religion, and Psychoanalysis, ed. David Crownfield. State University of New York Press.

McDargh, John. 1992. “Commentary on James Jones', Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion and Naomi Goldenberg’s Returning Words to Flesh." Pastoral Psychology 34,4.

Olds, Linda. 1992. Metaphors of Interrelatedness: Towards a Systems Theory of Psychology. State University of New York Press.

Ross, Chris. 1992. "The Intuitive Function and Religious Orientation"Journal of Analytical Psychology 37: 83-103.

Hammond, Guy. 1993. Conscience and Its Recovery: From the Frankfurt School to Feminism. University Press of Virginia.

Hutch, Richard. 1993. "Biography as a Reliquary." Soundings 76 (Winter): 467-485.

Jonte-Pace, Diane. 1993. "Augustine on the Couch: Psychological (Mis)Readings of the Confessions." Religion 23: 71-84.

Merkur, Daniel. 1993. Mythology into Metapsychology: Freud’s Misappropriation of Romanticism. In The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, ed. L. Bryce Bower, Ruth Boyer and Stephen M. Sonnenberg, 345-360. v18. Hillsdale NJ: Analytic Press.

Randour, Mary Lou, ed. 1993. Exploring Sacred Landscapes: Religious and Spiritual Experiences in Psychotherapy. Columbia University Press.

Wiethaus, Ulrike. 1993. "On Violations and Fragmentation: Feminist Scholarship and Late Medieval Women's Ecstatic Spirituality." Women and Language 16 (Spring): 7-14.

Cooey, Paula. 1994. "The Body as Sign" in Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis. Oxford University Press.

McDargh, John. 1994. “From Oz to the Kingdom of God: Group Psychotherapy as Spiritual Discipline.” Journal of Psychology and Theology (Winter): 290-99.

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie. 1994. Also a Mother: Work and Family as Theological Dilemma. Abingdon.

Yates, Jenny. 1994. Psyche and the Split Brain, University Press of America.

Bregman, Lucy and Sarah Thiermann. 1995 First Person Mortal: Personal Narratives of Illness, Dying, and Grief. Paragon House.

Fuller, Robert C. 1995. Naming the Antichrist: History of an American Obsession. Oxford University Press.

Miller, David, ed. 1995. Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible. Crossroads.

Poling, James. 1995. "Where I Live is How I Work" Pastoral Psychology 23 (Jan): 177-185.

Shea, John, J. 1995. "The Superego God." Pastoral Psychology 43 (May): 333-351.

            . 1995. "The God Beyond," Pastoral Psychology 43 (July): 411-431.

Bregman, Lucy. Death in the Midst of Life: Perspectives on Death from Christianity and Depth Psychology. Christian Explorations in Psychology. Baker Book House. Date unknown.

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Bulkeley, Kelly, ed. 1996. Among All These Dreamers: Essays on Dreaming and Modern Society.  State University of New York Press

Greider, Kathleen. 1996. "Reckoning with Aggression: Investigations in Violence and Vitality." Journal of Pastoral Theology 6 (June): 37-54.

            . 1996. Too Militant? Aggression, Gender, and the Construction of Justice. In Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care, ed. Jeanne Stevenson Moessner. Fortress Press.

            . 1996. Ravaged by Violence, Restored by Justice: a Feminist Pastoral Theology of Aggression and its Role in Sexual Violence and Sexual Justice. In Pastoral Theology's and Pastoral Psychology's Contributions to Helping Heal a Violent World, ed. G. Michale Cordner. The International Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility and DABARA Publishers.

Reid, Sian. 1996. As I do will, so mote it be: Magic as Metaphor in Neopagan Witchcraft. In Magical Religion and Neopagan Witchcraft, ed. James Lewis. State University of New York Press.

Ross, Christopher. 1996. "The Relation of Jungian Psychological Type to Religious Attitudes and Practices." The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 6: 263-279.

Bulkeley, Kelly. 1997. An Introduction to the Psychology of Dreaming.  Greenwood Press.

Dixon, Sandra Lee, with Meredith Underwood, Jeanne Hoeft, and Heidi Roth. 1996 “Alice Miller’s Insightful, Inadequate Critique of Religion.” Religious Studies Review, July.

Doehring, Carrie. 1997. "Enlivening Models of Pastoral Care: Relating Theory to the Complex Life Experiences Depicted in Fiction." Pastoral Psychology 46: 19-33.

Greider, Kathleen. 1997. Reckoning With Aggression: Theology, Violence and Vitality. Westminster John Knox Press.

Jonte-Pace, Diane 1997. "New Directions in Feminist Pyschology of Religion: an Introduction." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 13: 63-74.

Ross, Christopher and Francis, Leslie J. 1997. "The Perceiving Function and Christian Spirituality: Distinguishing Between Sensing and Intuition." Pastoral Sciences 16: 93-103.

Shea, John. 1997. "Adult Faith, Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction." Pastoral Psychology.

Steinhoff-Smith, Roy. 1997. "Dreaming of Spiders: Abuse, Economics, and Theological Insecurity in Pastoral Counseling." Pastoral Counseling.

Wiethaus, Ulrike. 1997. "Naming and Un-naming Violence Against Women: German Historiography and the Cult of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia (1207-1231)." Studies in Medievalism IX: 187-208.

Brown, Schuyler. 1998. Text and Psyche: Experiencing Scripture Today. Continuum Publishing Group.

Jonte-Pace, Diane 1998. The Swami and the Rorshach: Spiritual Practice, Religious Experience and Perception. In The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology and Philosophy, ed. Robert Forman, 137-160. Oxford University Press.

Wulff, David M. 1998. Rethinking the Rise and Fall of the Psychology of Religion. In Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion, eds. Arie L. Molendijk and Peter Pels, 181-202. Leiden: Brill.

Bulkeley, Kelly. 1999. Dreamsharing Groups and Community Revitalization. In Visions of the Night: Dreams, Religion and Psychology. State University of New York Press.

Haule, John. 1999. "In Illo Tempore: Analyst as Shaman and the Myth of Shamanism." Quadrant: Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought 29: 79-95.

Holmes, Steven J. 1999. The Young John Muir: an Environmental Biography. University of Wisconsin Press.

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie. 1999. "The Ontological Status of God and Other Small Questions" Pastoral Psychology 47: 165-174.

Bulkeley, Kelly. 2000. Transforming Dreams: Learning Spiritual Lessons from the Dreams You Never Forget. Wiley.

Fraser, Mary. 2000. "Space the Final Frontier: Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Meaning-Making." Pastoral Psychology (Jan).

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Bulkeley, Kelly, ed. 2001. Dreams: A Reader on Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming. NY: Palgrave.

Metcalf, Franz. 2001. "Buddhism and Psychology: a Perspective at the Millennium." Religious Studies Review 27,4.

Raab, Kelley. 2001. "Mysticism and mental health in the work of Marion Milner.” Journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture November.

Schneider, Gregory. 2001. Heart Religion on the Divide. In "Heart Religion" in the Methodist Tradition and Related Movements, ed. Richard B. Steele, 127-172. Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, No. 12. Lanham, MD and London: Scarecrow Press.

Kwon, Soo-Young, 2001. "Codependence and Interdependence: Cross-Cultural Reappraisal of Boundaries and Relationality." Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 50, September.

Jones, James W. 2002. Terror and Transformation: the Ambiguity of Religion in Psychoanalytic Perspective. Brunner/Maazel.

Metcalf, Franz. 2002. The Encounter of Buddhism and Psychology. In Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia, eds, Charles Prebish and Martin Baumann. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Bulkeley, Kelly. Forthcoming. The Evolution of Wonder: A Critical Dialogue between Religious Thought and Cognitive Neuroscience. NY: Routledge.

Haule, John. Forthcoming. "Jung's Practice of Analysis: a Western Parallel to Ch'an Buddhism,"Journal of Individual Psychology.

Haule, John. Forthcoming. "Waiting for C.G.: A Look at the Biographies" Quadrant: Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought.

Jonte-Pace, Diane. Forthcoming. "In Defense of an Unfriendly Freud: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Theology." Pastoral Psychology.

Jones, James. W. Forthcoming. Paper on Hans Loewald. Psyche en Gelauf and Pastoral Psychology.

Roach, Catherine. Forthcoming. Mother Nature. Indiana: Indiana University Press.

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A Chronology of PCR Panel Discussions of Books Written by PCR Members

1980. Homans, Peter Jung in Context, University of Chicago Press.

1981. Browning, Don Pluralism and Personality: William James and Some Contemporary Cultures of Psychology, Bushnell University Press.

1982. Van Herik, Judith Freud on Femininity and Faith, University of California Press.

1983. Bregman, Lucy Rediscovery of Inner Experience, Nelson-Hall.

1984. John McDargh, Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory and the Study of Religion. University Press of America.

1986. Sharon Parks, The Critical Years: The Young Adult Search for Faith to Live By, Harper & Row.

1987. Conn, Walter Christian Conversion: A Developmental Interpretation of Autonomy and Surrender, Paulist.

1990. Homans, Peter The Ability to Mourn: Disilluisionment and the Social Origins of Psychoanalysis, University of Chicago Press.

1991. Goldenberg, Naomi, Returning Words to Flesh: Feminism, Psychoanalysis and the Resurrection of the Body, Beacon Press.


Jones, James W., Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence, Yale University Press.

1993. Miller, David and Willett, Michael, Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible, Crossroads.

1996. Miller-McLemore, Bonnie, Also a Mother: Work and Family as Theological Dilemma. Abingdon.

1997. Jones, James W., Religion and Psychology in Transition.,Yale University Press.

1998. Browning, Don et al. Religion and the American Family Debate: From Culture Wars to Common Ground, Westminster John Knox.

1999. Watkins Ali, Carroll Survival and Liberation: Pastoral Theology in African-American Context, Chalice.

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