Hegy, Pierre Books

Dr. Pierre Hegy is currently Professor in the Department of Sociology at Adelphi University where he has taught since 1974. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris. Dr. Hegy’s personal research centers on the sociology of religion.

Feminist Voices in Spirituality
1996 0-7734-8765-4
This work presents biographies of three outstanding contemporary women, Maisie Ward, Evelyn Underhill, and Mollie Rogers. It offers an overview of the paradigmatic changes in spirituality from obedience to healing. Finally, four chapters develop feminist metaphors.

Myth as Foundation for Society and Values a Sociological Analysis
1991 0-7734-9680-7
Knowledge, business, politics, defense, etc, would be impossible on a national scale without the inner horizon of common values. This horizon helps us to locate ourselves within the limits of what is knowable, feasible, and permissible; it allows us to set goals and priorities, and to find hope and direction. Values are rooted in myth, defined here as that which is said, as in Homer, but also as the inner rationality of our everyday discourse.

What Do We Imagine God to Be?
2007 0-7734-5488-8
This book gives an overview of current research on God images and the religious imagination by considering the results of certain quantitative research; by analyzing the role of such images in spirituality, in therapy and pastoral ministry; and by considering the work of Andrew Greeley on this topic. Since the religious imagination covers a variety of fields, this book offers contributions from a variety of disciplines and brings together research from such varying perspectives. This book will likely appeal to psychologists and sociologists dealing with religious issues, to therapists helping clients deal with oppressive God images, as well as to religious ministers and philosophers of religion.