Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest: Essays in Honor of Orlo Strunk, Jr.

Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest: Essays in Honor of Orlo Strunk, Jr.

by Lallene J. Rector, Weaver Sanataniello, Carole R. Bohn, Richard L. Gorsuch, Ralph W. Hood
     
 

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Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest addresses the relationship between psychology and religion from empirical, historical, clinical and theological vantage points. Historical and theoretical considerations include attention to the history of psychology of religion in the United States and issues in the assessment of religious psychopathology stemming

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Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest addresses the relationship between psychology and religion from empirical, historical, clinical and theological vantage points. Historical and theoretical considerations include attention to the history of psychology of religion in the United States and issues in the assessment of religious psychopathology stemming from Freud's analysis of religion. The essays present empirical research through feminist and qualitative methodologies applied to the psychology of religion, and experimental method utilized in the investigation of intrinsic and extrinsic religion, as well as an examination of the religiosity of psychologists interested in religion. They also discuss pastoral psychology and psychotherapy from psychoanalytic perspectives, feminists perspectives, and from the vantage point of the identity, ethics and type of discourse within these interdisciplinary fields. The conclusion consists of theologically oriented considerations of the role of liturgy and narrative in the formation of the self and the impact of losing a mother at birth upon the theological worldview of a clergyman.

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Eleven contributions by psychologists (and one theologian) survey the state of the psychology of religion in America. Organized into sections devoted to historical and theoretical considerations, empirical research and methodological issues, pastoral psychology and psychotherapy, and theological dimensions, the essays consider such topics as the social dimension of Freud's view of religion, the work of William James and George Ladd as transitional instead of foundational, and a testing of the hypotheses of Piaget and Kohlberg. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761812937
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/18/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Lallene J. Rector is Associate Professor of Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Psychotherapy at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. Weaver Santaniello is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus.

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