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Paul Jerome Croce

Fields of research and interest:
Science and religion, especially in nineteenth-century; William James, especially early development, with a particular focus on the impact of scientific and sectarian medicine on his medical education

Ongoing projects:
Cultural biography of William James

Contacts with journals, newsletters, institutions:
Intellectual History Newsletter; Forum for the History of Human Science; Nineteenth-Century; Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion; Various Swedenborg study groups

Bibliography of recent (since 1993) monographs and articles:


  • Science and Religion in the Era of William James: Eclipse of Certainty (University of North Carolina Press, 1995)


  • Psychology as an Antechamber to Metaphysics: William James´s Hope for a Philosophic Psychology, in: History of Psychology (1998).
  • Calming the Screaming Eagle: William James and His Circle Fight their Civil War Battles, in: New England Quaterly (2003).
Position: Professor and chair of American studies, Stetson University
Address: Box 8274, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720, USA
Telephone: 001-386-822-7530
Fax: 001-386-822-7268