Psychology and Religion: Classical Theorists and Contemporary Developments (Paperback)
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Psychology and Religion: Classical Theorists and Contemporary Developments (Paperback)

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Paperback 382 Pages / Published: 27/11/2007
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This book surveys the major theoretical positions in the psychology of religion. William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, Alan Watts, and Viktor Frankl are each accorded an entire chapter. A chapter is devoted to such further developments in the field as the investigation of the God-image by object relations theorists and the empirical scaling of religiousness. In this new edition, three additional chapters consider in turn the feminist psychology of religion, neuroscience and religion, and the evolutionary psychology of religion. This book, thus seen as both wide-ranging and current, offers illuminating and in-depth coverage of major theorists and approaches. While its breadth makes it an excellent place to begin an exploration of the psychology of religion, its depth and detail provide the opportunity for a serious and rewarding immersion in the field.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742560222
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 28 mm
Edition: Fourth Edition


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In this new edition, Andrew Fuller expands his original, meticulous digest of the views of a handful of classic psychologists of religion by expounding upon the research and reflections of a number of scholars whose work still lies on the periphery of the psychology of religion. Incorporated in detail are feminist perspectives, including the views of Mary Daly and Carol Gilligan; neurophenomenology and its return to subjective experience; and the writings of Manes Austin on meditation, Pascal Boyer on the origins and function of religion, and Daniel Dennett on religion as memes. These are most certainly perspectives of which students of the psychology of religion should be knowledgeable. -- David M. Wulff, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Psychology, Wheaton College
Like his earlier editions, this Fourth Edition of Psychology & Religion is a fine introduction to the classic perspectives that make the psychology of religion a fascinating subject. With the addition of recent developments in feminist psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, this edition gives readers a rich and well-rounded view of the many theoretical perspectives that psychologists have used to understand religious thought.... -- Michael Nielsen, Ph.D., professor, Georgia Southern University
Like his earlier editions, this Fourth Edition of Psychology & Religion is a fine introduction to the classic perspectives that make the psychology of religion a fascinating subject. With the addition of recent developments in feminist psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, this edition gives readers a rich and well-rounded view of the many theoretical perspectives that psychologists have used to understand religious thought. -- Michael Nielsen, Ph.D., professor, Georgia Southern University

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