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Psychological Study of Religion

James H. Leuba

Psychological Study of Religion

Its Origin Function and Future

by James H. Leuba

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Published by Ams Pr Inc .
Written in English

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  • Religion

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    FormatHardcover
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    Open LibraryOL9314244M
    ISBN 100404039693
    ISBN 109780404039691
    OCLC/WorldCa500413979


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Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive graduate-level psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups.

Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between 3/5(3). The approach of the book, in each case, shows how the theory of religion emerges not only from the theorist's psychological theory, but also from his own life experience.

Each chapter contains an introductory overview of the theory, biographical material on the theorist, his theory of personality, his theory of religion, and an evaluation of Cited by: 8.

The psychology of religion emerged as a discipline in the nineteenth century, just as various other approaches to religion as an object of study were similarly gaining traction. While other Psychological Study of Religion book (such as Marx, Durkheim, and Weber) were interested in religion as a social phenomenon, the primary focus of the psychological approach to Author: Gerald Heverly.

Some have said people seek religion to cope with a fear of Psychological Study of Religion book, others call it the basis for morality, and various other theories abound.

But in a new book, a psychologist who has studied human. Psychological Study of Religion: Its Origin Function and Future Hardcover – June 1, by James H. Leuba (Author) See all 44 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: James H.

Leuba. The psychological study of religion and spirituality has always been identified with questionnaires and scales designed to measure particular phenomena of interest.

Phenomenological studies are of descriptive value in their own right, as well as providing means to operationalize and measure reports of religious and spiritual by: 1.

Key Psychological Issues in the Study of Religion nomena. Psychologists cannot overlook that all three sources clearly pertain to the mind. Thus, to clarify the role of each, including our reasons for performing rituals, psychological methods of research are.

a psychological study of religion its origin, function, and future by james h. leuba professor of psychology, bryn mawr college, u.s.a. An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion, Volume Robert H. Thouless. CUP Archive, - Psychology - pages. 1 Review. The third edition of this successful book, which applies the science of psychology to problems of religion.

Dr Thouless explores such questions as: why do people believe. How the psychological study of 4/5(1). Answer: The psychology of religion is the study of religion from the human psychological point of view.

Those who study religion from the psychological perspective are interested in three primary areas that may be broadly characterized as past, present, and future. Study of Religion and the Review of Religious Research, new journals devoted to this topic have been established.

One of them, The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion (established in ) is published in the United States, and the other, Mental Health, Religion, and Culture (established in ) is pub-lished in the United File Size: KB.

The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), founded inis an association of Christians in the counseling and behavioral holds a yearly conference, and publishes the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, which is Headquarters: BoxBatavia, IL, United States.

“As a child, I truly believed that there was some blue alien-like god named vishnu looking after humanity, and when the time comes, another angry god, named shiva, would destroy everything, and then the god of creation with four heads, named brahma would.

Max Muller initiated what he called a "science of religion" approach to study religion. This study was to be based on accurate information about non-Western traditions, and evenly compared to all types of religion worldwide In the early 's, a man named Mircea Elide decided to take the comparative approach on religion.

Other good sources for further information are Fuller's Psychology and Religion book, or Wulff's Psychology of Religion book, which also are listed in my resource page. William James A U.S. psychologist and philosopher, James served as president of American Psychological Association, and wrote one of the first psychology textbooks.

Religion, wherein the term “psychology of religion” was used for the first time, we will proceed with our commentary on each book and its relevance to the development of the field of study called the psychology of religion.

The ten titles which constitute the consensus among the scholars surveyed are asFile Size: 1MB. Religion, Belief and Unbelief A Psychological Study This book focuses attention on the central elements of human religious existence.

Vergote's primary aim and viewpoint are clear: to examine empirically and to interpret dynamically the psychological factors at work in the field of religion. Vergote consistently adheres to the position that Cited by: This book offers new theoretical concepts and a comprehensive and critical literature survey covering all major approaches to the psychology of religion.

The advantages and limitations of depth-psychology and social-psychological data are discussed. The Psychology of Religion. The psychology of religion tries to study religion so far as it can be explained psychologically. Dan Merkur in his “Psychology of Religion” in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion (ed.

John T Hinnels) notes that some devotees of religion are not terribly pleased about such attempts as it seems to reduce religion to psychology. The first section focuses on the religion and psychological type of Church leaders, while the second section reports on Church members, their religion, and their psychological type.

The book attests to the importance of Jungian Psychological Type theory in understanding individual differences in religiosity within a variety of samples. Psychological Approaches to the Study of Religion April 9, / 3 Comments / in Podcasts / by Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi Christopher R.

Cotter In practice, experimentation requires much effort, imagination, and resources. Study of religion - Study of religion - Basic aims and methods: The growth of various disciplines in the 19th century, notably psychology and sociology, stimulated a more analytic approach to religions, while at the same time theology became more sophisticated and, in a sense, scientific as it began to be affected by and thus to make use of historical and other methods.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leuba, James H. (James Henry), Psychological study of religion.

New York, Macmillan, (OCoLC)   Psychology as Religion book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A trenchant analysis of modern psychology -- an enterprise t 4/5. Religion, if nothing else, is a profoundly human phenomenon, and therefore amenable to study by psychologists.

In his article for The Psychologist, Michael Argyle proposed treating religious faith as an attitude – something with cognitive, behavioural and emotional components, and he strongly emphasised the social dimension of all of these.

Although religious belief is a cornerstone for roughly 85 percent of the world’s population, it has never been the most popular subject of study among psychologists. However, there has been a surge of interest in religion within the past two years, and the symposium, held at the APS 21st Annual Convention, highlighted recent research on this.

The book concludes with the author’s reflections on the future for the psychology of religion as a field. Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity will be invaluable for academic researchers in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and history worldwide.

It will also be of great interest to advanced. The Post Critical Belief Scale (PCBS) is used to assess how people experience religion in a Christian context.

The purpose of this study was to explore the psychometric properties and the Author: David Wulff. Study of religion - Study of religion - History of the study of religion: Because the major cultural traditions of Europe, the Middle East, India, and China have been independent over long periods, no single history of the study of religion exists.

The primary impulse that prompts many to study religion, however, happens to be the Western one. "This psychological study of religion is peculiarly interesting in light of current social and political movements throughout the world."— The Personalist "These compact vigorous essays constitute Dr.

Jung's most sustained interpretation of the religious function in. Patience as a virtue: Religious and psychological perspectives In: Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 18 Authors: Sarah A.

Cited by: Explores religion both as a social phenomenon and as a form of inner experience. Explains why people believe what they do. Looks at the effects of religious and spiritual belief upon behaviour, and upon physical and psychological health.

Outlines the various approaches to religious and spiritual experience. Surveys all relevant research. The more the psychological study of religion focuses on neuroscience and the study of the human brain, the more it is related to the branch of scientific study called _____.

biology Sociology is concerned with the relationship between religion and _____, and how one shapes the other. ADVERTISEMENTS: Durkheim’s last major book “The elementary forms of Religious life” () has been regarded as one of the most profound and most original work upon Religion.

It is regarded as his best and most mature work. Where suicide focused on a large amount of statistics from varying sources, the elementary forms of Religious life [ ]. "This is a blockbuster of a book on black religion. Comprehensive, systematic, analytic, and very well written, it sets a new high water mark in the social scientific study of religion and life in the African American Community.

It will be especially helpful in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history and. The amassed research indicates that higher levels of religious belief and practice (known in social science as " religiosity ") is associated with.

Topics include: definitions of religion perspectives in the study and teaching of religion how religion began to be studied: traditional perspectives – philosophical and theological how people experience religion: perspectives in the study of religious consciousness and perception – phenomenological and psychological studying religion.

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Free shipping for many products. This research formed the basis of Durkheim's book, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, which is certainly the best‐known study on the sociology of religion. Durkheim viewed religion within the context of the entire society and acknowledged its place in influencing the thinking and behavior of the members of society.

Book Notes | 1 April Pain and Religion. A Psychological Study. Essays on interrelations of the physiological basis for pain, psychological attitudes to pain, and influence of spiritual attitudes on pain perception. References and an index.

FULL TEXT. PDF. religion’ is open to debate, as is the nature of broader domain, ‘the psychology of religion’.

The psychology of religion emerged as a distinct sub-discipline in the USA in the latter part of the twentieth century (and really only began to gather momentum in Britain in the s). TO THE GREATER GLORY: A PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY.

By William W. Meissner, S.J., M.D. Marquette Studies in Theology. Milwaukee: Marquette University, Pp. xiv + $ This is an important book for anyone interested in Jesuit spirituality or the relationship between psychology and spirituality.

How religion arises, a psychological study by Duren J. H. Ward. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written : IPC Press.