Psychology and Religion: Classical Theorists and Contemporary Developments

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This book articulates a broad range of theoretical viewpoints, both classical and contemporary, in the field of the psychology of religion. Chapters One through Eight are overviews of such 'classical' theorists as William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow, Alan Watts, Erich Fromm, and Viktor Frankl. Chapters Nine through Twelve consider subsequent developments in the field, e.g., the views of object relations theorists on the God-image; empirical research on the scaling of religiousness; and modern consciousness research. Chapters Ten through Twelve are new to this edition and comprise an eclectic overview of the feminist psychology of religion, recent developments in the intersection of neuroscience and religion, and the evolutionary psychology of religion. Both wide-ranging and current, therefore, this book offers illuminating and in-depth coverage of major theorists and approaches. While its breadth makes it an excellent place to begin an exploration of the psychology of religion, its depth and detail provide the opportunity for a serious and rewarding immersion in the field.

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Andrew R. Fuller, Ph.D. is professor emeritus at The College of Staten Island, The City University of New York.

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In this new edition, Andrew Fuller expands his original, meticulous digest of the views of a handful of classic psychologists of religion by expounding upon the research and reflections of a number of scholars whose work still lies on the periphery of the psychology of religion. Incorporated in detail are feminist perspectives, including the views of Mary Daly and Carol Gilligan; neurophenomenology and its return to subjective experience; and the writings of Manes Austin on meditation, Pascal Boyer on the origins and function of religion, and Daniel Dennett on religion as memes. These are most certainly perspectives of which students of the psychology of religion should be knowledgeable. (David M. Wulff, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Psychology, Wheaton College)

Like his earlier editions, this Fourth Edition of Psychology & Religion is a fine introduction to the classic perspectives that make the psychology of religion a fascinating subject. With the addition of recent developments in feminist psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, this edition gives readers a rich and well-rounded view of the many theoretical perspectives that psychologists have used to understand religious thought.... (Michael Nielsen, Ph.D., professor, Georgia Southern University)

Like his earlier editions, this Fourth Edition of Psychology & Religion is a fine introduction to the classic perspectives that make the psychology of religion a fascinating subject. With the addition of recent developments in feminist psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, this edition gives readers a rich and well-rounded view of the many theoretical perspectives that psychologists have used to understand religious thought. (Michael Nielsen, Ph.D., professor, Georgia Southern University)

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