About this collection

Volney P. Gay is Professor and Chair of Religion, Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University and Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture. This collection contain publications self-archived by Dr. Volney Gay.

Department of Religious Studies

Mailing Address
Department of Religious Studies
VU Box #351585
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN

Fax 615-322-7505

Tel 615-322-4884

Physical Address
301 Garland Hall

Recent Submissions

  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 1982-11)
    Among the many replacements offered for Freud's much critizied metapsychology, those based on linguistics are especially popular. But are they adequate to the task? Peterfreund (1971), Ricoeur (1970), Schafer (1976), and ...
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 1983)
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Oxford University Press, 1979)
    Many students of religion suggest that wholeness or the attainment of an integrated self is an especially valuable goal whose attainment marks a moment of religious insight. Theoreticians like Jung, Allport, and Maslow ...
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Fortress Press, 1989)
    In this book I offer a causal explanation for occult beliefs. I try to show what events in a person's live typically precede the occult moment and why the occult moment is so important to that person's sense of herself or ...
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Scholars Press, 1984)
    It is misleading to consider Jung only within the context of his relationship to Freud. His training, orientations, and ideals were distinctly unlike those of Freud. The major goal of this book is to suggest a way to read ...
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Scholars Press, 1983)
    The primary goal of this short book is to interrogate systematically Freud's major essays on religion. To do that well requires that we know what he is talking about when he compares religious rituals, for example, to ...
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Scholars Press, 1979)
  • Gay, Volney Patrick (Journal for the Scientific Study of ReligionBlackwell Publishing, 1986)
    My general thesis is that Confessions is written for an audience which Augustine uses as selfobjects...I do not formulate a diagnosis of Augustine's personality...I would rather emphasize the profound devaluation of ...