New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. First American edition. Octavo, original pale gray cloth, original dust jacket. Torn corner to one leaf not affecting text, mild toning to spine of dust jacket. A nearly-fine copy. Item #779
THE UNITY OF SOUL AND PSYCHE First American edition collecting the English Dominican's wide-ranging lectures exploring the common ground between theology and psychology. This successor to God and the Unconscious (1952) and God the Unknown (1956) is based on the Edward Cadbury Lectures delivered by White at the University of Birmingham in 1958-1959.The essays all attest to the ultimate unity of the immortal soul of Christian thought and the psyche that guides mortal life. White notes the often mutual distrust between theology and the behavioral sciences but insists that "religion can no more exclude from the soul what, by general consent, belongs to the psyche than psychology can exclude from the psyche what traditionally is ascribed to the soul." Contents: One. The Common Ground of Religion and Psychology, Two. The Predicament of the Psychotherapist, Three. The Jungian Approach to Religion, Four. The Psychological View of Symbol and Dogma, Five. Symbol and Dogma in Christianity, Six. Trinity and Quaternity, Seven. The Missing Feminine, Eight. The Feminine Image in Christianity, Nine. The Integration of Evil, Ten. Health and Holiness, Eleven. Religion and Mental Health. Prefaced with a brief Author's Note and followed by a series of seven appendices and a thick collection of Notes and References. Approbations.