The Psychology of Religion: Revisited

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Xlibris Corporation, May 4, 2015 - Religion - 170 pages
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The Psychology of Religion is alive and well (as it has been for almost three-quarters of a century since religion came off the psychological taboo list in the 1950s). And much has been written and researched about the field during this passage of time. Among those playing an active part has been H. Newton Malony. As a clinical psychologist as well as an ordained clergy-person, he has brought the informed perspective of both Christian theology and the social/behavioral science to the psychology of religion. This volume is a compilation of some of his reflections as he taught graduate students, supervised research, and engaged in psychotherapy in the years leading up to his retirement in 1996.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Religion As Art And Identity
Religion As Interest Rather Than Instinct
A Proposal For The Psychology Of Religious
Conversion As PsychoLinguistic Labeling
Experimental Psychology Of Religion
Evil In Psychology
Theological And Methodological Assumptions In The Psychology
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H. Newton Malony, Mdiv, PhD, is senior professor (retired) in the Graduate School of Psychology of Fuller Theological Seminary. He is one of the founding editors of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion and was at one time the president of Division 36, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality of the American Psychological Association. He is the author and editor of thirty-five-plus volumes that include Psychology of Religion: Personalities, Problems, Possibilities, Religion in the History of Psychology: Selected Comments, and Christian Counseling: An Introduction with David W. Augsburger.

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