Hewitt, Marsha

Marsha Hewitt is Professor of Social Ethics and Religion in the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, and teaches in the Department of Theology in the Toronto School of Theology. She also teaches in the Trinity College Arts programme, Ethics, Society and the Law. Professor Hewitt’s books include From Theology to Social Theory: Juan Luis Segundo and the Theology of Liberation (1990), Critical Theory of Religion: A Feminist Perspective (1995) and Freud and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion, in press.

Professor Hewitt is a psychoanalyst in private practice.

Areas of Interest:

  • Critical Theory and Religion
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion
  • Method & Theory
  • Ethics (Habermas)
  • Liberation Theology
  • Social Theory

Primary Teaching:

  • Faculty of Divintiy, Trintiy College, Undergraduate/Graduate.
  • Arts, Undergraduate, Trinity College.
  • Department for the Study of Religion, Graduate, University of Toronto.

Latest Selected Publications:

2010: Religion and Violence: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry, in Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences.

2012: Affective and Cognitive Dimensions of Religious Experience: Toward a Conceptual/Theoretical Integrative Perspective, Studies in Religion.

2012: Dangerous Amnesia: Restoration and Renewal of the Connections between Psychoanalysis and Critical Social Theory, Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

2012:Critical Theology or Critical Theory? Aporias in the Theology of Liberation: Juan Luis Segundo Revisited, Religionskritik in der Moderne.

2013: Psychoanalysis, Religious Experience, and the Study of Religion: NOT Religious Studies, Critical Research on Religion.

2013: Neurology and Psychology of Religion, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion.

In Press: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion.


Contact Information:

Trinity College
Larkin 326
Tel: 416-978-2887
Email: marsha.hewitt@utoronto.ca