The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction
Designed for students and general readers alike, this new introduction to thesychology of religion offers a thorough coverage of the subject, from itsroubled history to the latest theories.;Drawing from a wide of cultures andaiths, the book considers the key themes of the psychology of religion. Thisook, accompanied by diagrams and case studies, ensures that readers of allevels will gain an understanding of such complex topics as the relationshipetween religion and moral belief and the development of faith. Other areasovered include: prayer, prophecy and conversion - the nature of religiousehaviour; religious beliefs, and their influence on emotional well-being;isorders of the mid - the relationship between religion and psychopathology;he controversial question of religion and prejudice.;This book should be ofnterest to scholars, students and all those interested in the subject.
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RELIGION AND PSYCHOLOGY
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