WORKS on PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION and SOCIETY

John S. Uebersax


This page has links to some of my articles and instructional materials on religion, psychology, philosophy, and society.

Religion  |  Wisdom  |  Plato  |  The Republic  |  Cicero  |  Transcendentalism  |  Education  |  Society  |  Psychology  |  Third Parties  |  Peace  |  Patristics

See also blogs on: Cultural psychology and Western spirituality

Religion

  What is Christian Platonism? (in progress)
CP Christian Platonists and Neoplatonists
IP Islamic Platonists and Neoplatonists
Meditation
A Meditation on Psalms 1:1–2
Psalm1
The Psychological Significance of Psalm 1
Strange
The 'Strange Woman' in the Book of Proverbs
Pater1
The 'Our Father' Explained by the Church Fathers
Exegesis1
Principles of Psychological Exegesis of the Bible
Exegesis2
Noetic, Sapiential, and Spiritual Exegesis
Form What is the Platonic Form of 'Jesus Christ'?
Jung Jung and Christianity
Heart1
Scripture's Heart: An Empirical Study of the Word 'Heart' in the Bible
Contempl1 The Contemplation to Attain Love of St. Ignatius Loyola
Santos2 Santos de Andalucía
Routes Routes of Mystical Traditions: Antiquity to St. Teresa of Avila
Bible A Short Guide to the Bible for Non-Christians
4Ezra7 The Apocalypse of Ezra, Ch. 7 (with Bensley fragment)
Agnostics Christianity for Agnostics
Charity1
True Charity and Anamnesis

Wisdom and Noesis - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get Wisdom. (Pr 4:7)

Reason
Higher Reason and Lower Reason
Greek
Ten Esssential Greek Philosophical Terms
Delphi
The Inscriptions at Delphi
Delphi5
Sayings of the Seven Sages
Lexicon
Wisdom Lexicon Project
Colloq
Metaphors and Colloquial Expressions for Mental Experience
Wisdom1
Book of Wisdom (King James Version)
Wisdom2
Book of Wisdom (Greek Septuagint Version)

Platonism and Neoplatonism

Myths
Plato's Myths as Psychology
  Introduction to Platonism (in progress)
Diotima Diotima's Ascent to Beauty (Symposium)
Plato3 Plato's Chariot Allegory (Text and Commentary)
Plato4
Did Plato Believe in Reincarnation?
Plato5
Platonism as Psychotherapy
  Divinus Plato: Is Plato a Religious Figure? (In press, Jan. 2017)
Plato7
Plato's Proof of God's Existence
Plato8
The Purpose of Plato's Arguments for the Immortality of the Human Soul
Plato9
Plato's Various Arguments for the Immortality of the Human Soul
Plato10
Plato's Reign of Cronos and the Perennial Philosophy
Triad
Truth, Beauty and Moral Goodness: The Platonic Triad of Higher Forms
Tetral
Links to Plato's Dialogues on the Web (English, Greek, French, and Spanish)
Plotinus
The Oracle of Delphi on Plotinus
Porphyry
Porphyry on the Mystical Experiences and Initiation of Plotinus
Dialectic
Epitome of Enneads 1.3: On Dialectic, or the Upward Way
Enneads Indexed links to the Enneads of Plotinus, by Ennead, treatise, and chapter for quick reference, and links to other online resources

Plato's Republic

Psychpololis
Psychpololis:Plato’s Inner Republic and Personality Theory
Plato1
Plato's Divided Line Analogy (English/Greek text)
Plato2
Plato's Cave Allegory (English/Greek text)
Republic1
The Republic: Plato's Allegory for the Human Soul
Republic2
Psychological Correspondences in Plato's Republic
Republic3
The 'Natural City' in the Republic: Plato and Anarchism
Republic4
Is Plato's Republic About Psychology or Politics? What Can Bayes' Rule Tell Us?
Republic5
Hesiod's Races and Our Own: Is Plato's Noble Lie in the Republic a Psychological Allegory? (draft)
Republic6
On the Psychological Meaning of Plato's Nuptial Number
Spens
Harry Spens and the First English Translation of Plato's Republic

Cicero

Cicero1 Links to Cicero's Philosophical Works in Various Editions
Cicero2 Cicero on Just War
Cicero3 Is Cicero the Father of Just War Theory?
Cicero4 Cicero, Just War and American Foreign Policy
Cicero5 Study Notes on Cicero and Natural Law
Moral
On Moral Duties (de Officiis), Cicero's masterpiece on ethics, philosophy, and happiness. English translation by Walter Miller and Latin translation on facing pages.
Tusculan
Cicero's Tusculan Disputations - Chapter Summaries
Pain
Cicero's Tusculan Disputations Book 2 (On Bearing Pain) - parallel Latin and English
Passions
Cicero's Tusculan Disputations Book 4 (On the Passions) - parallel Latin and English

New England Transcendentalism

Emerson1
Emerson the Platonist
Hedge1
Frederic Henry Hedge on Emerson's relationship to Christianity (Christian Examiner, 1845)
Hedge2
Frederic Henry Hedge on the experiential meaning of the Transfiguration of Jesus (Western Messenger, 1838)
Channing1
William Ellery Channing, Excerpts from Self-Culture (1839)
Channing2
William Ellery Channing on the Harms of the Partisan Spirit (1839)
Channing3
William Ellery Channing, 'On War' (1839)
Channing4
William Ellery Channing, Excerpts from 'Likeness to God' (1838)
Clarke
James Freeman Clarke — 'Self-Culture by Reading and Books' (1880)
Occupy1
Transcendentalist Writings for the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Agrarian
Agrarianism and Occupy Wall Street
Thoreau
Thoreau and Occupy Wall Street: Life Without Principle

Education

Ideal1 Materialism, Idealism, and Higher Education in California
Reading2 The Great Books Lists of Thomas Jefferson
Tuition1 College Tuition: Inflation or Hyperinflation?
Tuition2 Hyperinflation of Tuition & Fees in the University of California
Tuition3 How to Give Yourself a Superior College Education for Almost Free
Reading A Reading List for all Americans
Harvard The Harvard Classics - list with download links

Society

Crisis Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin
Love Pitirim Sorokin and the Transformation of Society by the Power of Love
Ideal2 What is Materialism? What is Idealism?
Winthrop1 John Winthrop's 'A Model of Christian Charity' (1630): A Reader's Edition
Fable The Fable of the Ten Dollars
Agrarian The Occupy Movement, Land Reform and Agrarianism
Gaia The Gaia Hypothesis and 9/11

Psychology

Sorokin2
Pitirim Sorokin’s Personality Theory
Monomyth
The Monomyth of Fall and Salvation
  On the Motif of Two Spirits that Contend in the Soul
Anhai Psychological Commentary on the Hall of Judgment Scene in the Egyptian Book of the Dead
Alchemy Alchemy, Systems Theory, and Psychology
Alchemy2 The Alchemical Paradigm

Third Parties

Third Why Vote Third-Party?
Lions The Lions and the Tigers (A Political Parties Fable)
Dilemma The Prisoners' Dilemma and Third-Party Voting
Parties Game Theory and the American Two-Party Racket
Voting1 Voting as Constructive Idealism: Why Principles Do Matter More than Expediency
Voting2 Third-Party Voting and Kant's Categorical Imperative
Debates2 The Commission on Presidential Debates: A National Scandal
Platforms Summary of Third-Party Platforms

Peace

Prayer Prayer as a Condition for Just War
Proclam National Days of Prayer to Avert War: A Historical Comparison
Peace1 The American Antebellum Peace Movement
Upham Thomas Cogswell Upham – America's Psychologist of Holiness and Peace
Library The U.S. as Benefactor: The American Library of Leuven
Peace Peace Party Manifesto and Platform – A Thought Experiment
Drones1 Drone Strikes: What Are the Moral Issues?
Drones2 The Four Kinds of Drone Strikes
Eikasia How Plato's Divided Line Might Have Helped Us Avoid an Iraq Debacle
Reply A Reply to Osama bin Laden

Patristics

Ambrose1 St. Ambrose' Platonic Exegesis of Ezekiel's Chariot Vision
Origen1 Early Christianity and Reincarnation: Modern Misrepresentation of Quotes by Origen
Origen2 Links to Works of Origen in English, Greek, and Latin

Letters

Drones1 On the Immorality of Pakistan Drone Strikes – open letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), March 2011
Drones2 Release Drone Strike Civilian Casualty Data – open letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), April 2011


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