Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Psychology of Religion: Autobiographical Accounts - Path in Psychology (Paperback)
  • Psychology of Religion: Autobiographical Accounts - Path in Psychology (Paperback)
zoom

Psychology of Religion: Autobiographical Accounts - Path in Psychology (Paperback)

(editor)
£89.99
Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 23/02/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the past four decades or so, the so-called psychology of religion - after having been deemed extinct, impossible or unlikely - has risen to prominence again: the number of publications is rapidly growing, an impressive secondary literature (handbooks, introductions, etc.) is available already, infrastructure has been developed (a number of new journals devoted to the subject have been founded, organizations have been established, increasingly funding is going to the area), attracting many new researchers. Organizations like the American Psychological Association are now publishing in the field of psychology of religion (and its Div. 36 ["psych of rel"] with almost 3,000 members is already midsized among the APA-divisions). This book documents this re-emergence and development.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781489995162
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 444 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2012 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

From the reviews:

"This volume will have a lasting place on library shelves as testimony that will be consulted by anybody with an interest in the development of the field and in the work of any of the contributors. The chapters can nicely supplement the prior knowledge one may have of the work of the contributors, or they can serve as an introduction to the academic personalities of those one has not yet read." (Michael Stausberg, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Vol. 24 (2), 2014)

"This is a collection of autobiographies of people who made a difference in the psychology of religion. ... The book demonstrates that the psychology of religion is flourishing and not simply a relic of the early days of psychology. ... The intended audience includes `readers in general psychology, religious studies, and philosophy of science.' ... The authors, who represent many different theological perspectives, are willing to discuss their triumphs and tragedies. The book will inspire readers who want to learn more about this field." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, June, 2012)

This volume of autobiographical accounts from some of the most
famous international scholars in the psychology of religion will appeal to psychologists of religion and those interested in the discipline, as well as intellectual historians interested in tracing an irreducibly complex area of study that is undisputedly more heterogeneous than its parent discipline of psychology. Rather than providing pat answers to the origins and vicissitudes of the theories in this discipline, the editor brilliantly employs autobiographical accounts to provide the interpreter the freedom necessary to discover pattern, contradiction, and to discover the ways in which psychology of religion has mounted a modest resurgence in the contemporary era after an ostensible disciplinary death. This book chronicles the survival of a marginalized discipline of study through very hard times and is therefore a contribution to understanding the ways in which larger historical patterns condition the validity and usefulness of types of knowledge; this enormous task is masterfully executed with apparent ease through idiosyncratic autobiographical accounts. It remains moot whether or not the proper autobiographies have been chosen and what cause this will have on future interpreters of the discipline and this book. This weakness is accounted for by the editor's frank admission in his well-written introduction.
Joseph M. Kramp
John Jay College (CUNY)

You may also be interested in...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
Why Buddhism is True
Added to basket
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
The Science of Sin
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Idiot Brain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Examined Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Happy Brain
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Part-Time Working Mummy
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Selfie
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Why We Sleep
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Other Minds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Emotional Intelligence
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Man's Search For Meaning
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Notes on Nationalism
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.