Constructs of Meaning and Religious Transformation: Current Issues in the Psychology of Religion

Constructs of Meaning and Religious Transformation: Current Issues in the Psychology of Religion

by Herman Westerink (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783847100997
Publisher: V&R unipress
Publication date: 03/31/2013
Series: Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society Series , #4
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 7

Introduction: Religious and Spiritual Constructs of Meaning and Transformation Herman Westerink 9

Part I Religious and Spiritual Transformation

In Search of a Scientific Definition of Religion Niko Tiliopoulos 23

Religion as Experience: An Interpretative Approach to Cultural Psychology of Religion Maik Arnold 39

Constructs of Meaning and Religious Transformation: Cognitive Complexity, Postformal Stages, and Religious Thought James M. Day 59

A Discursive Psychology Framework for the analysis of Faith Attribution in Conversation Caroline Shepherd 81

The Construction of Atheist Spirituality: A Survey-Based Study Tatjana Schnell William J. F. Keenan 101

Deconversion and Religious or Spiritual Transformation Barbara Keller Constantin Klein Ralph W. Hood Heinz Streib 119

Part II Religious and Spiritual Meaning, Well-being and Coping

What is it Like to Feel Good in this World? The Several Meanings of Religious Well-being Rosa Scardigno Giuseppe Mininni 143

Meaning Making: A Crucial Psychological Process in Confrontation with a Life Stressor Jessie Dezutter Jozef Corveleyn 167

Meanings of Healing: Experiences of Prayer-Team Members at the Christian Healing Rooms Service in Finland Tuija Hovi 185

Existential Meaning-Making and Ritualizing for Understanding Mental Health Function in Cultural Context Valerie DeMarinis 207

Testimony and Transformation: Addiction, Meaning and Spiritual Change Srdjan Sremac R. Ruard Ganzevoort 223

Post- or Para-Modern Devotion in the Netherlands? Jacques Körver/Marinus van Uden Joseph Pieper 239

Ritual Counseling and Religious Coping Processes in Cancer Patients Marinus van Uden Joseph Pieper Janske van Eersel Wim Smeets Hanneke van Laarhoven 259

Leisure as Moderator for Spiritual Well-being? Johan Bouwer 275

Value and Meaning Orientations of the Religious Individual Alexey M. Dvoinin 297

About the Authors 317

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