HEWITT, MARSHA Contact Areas of Interest

Marsha Hewitt
Trinity College
Larkin Building, Room 326
Toronto, ON
t: 416-978-2887
e: marsha.hewitt@utoronto.ca
  • Critical Theory and Religion
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion
  • Method & Theory
  • Ethics (Habermas)
  • Liberation Theology
  • Social Theory


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 Analysis (1995) and Freud on Religion (2014).

Professor Hewitt is a psychoanalyst in private practice.

Primary Teaching

  • Faculty of Divinity, Trintiy College, Undergraduate/Graduate
  • Arts, Undergraduate, Trinity College
  • Department for the Study of Religion, Graduate, University of Toronto
  • RLG211 Psychology of Religion

Selected Publications

2014: Freud and the Psychoanalysis of Telepathy, Psychanalytic Dialogues, 24.

2014: Thinking through Therapeutic Failure Concerning a Suicidal Patient, in Understanding and Coping with Failure, Willock, Curtis & Bohm, eds. Routledge.

2014: Freud on Religion, Durham: Acumen.London: Routledge.

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.

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.

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