Download ebook Religion and the Individual: A Social-Psychological Perspective – C. Daniel Batson

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Description: In a thoroughly revised edition of this popular text, the authors use methods of social psychology to explore the personal rather than the institutional perspective of religious experience, and to describe and analyze this uniquely human and universal behavior in scientific terms. A new chapter has been included on individual development and personal religion, …

Download ebook The New Frontier of Religion and Science: Religious Experience, Neuroscience and the Transcendent – John Harwood Hick

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Description: s/t: Religious Experience, Neuroscience & the TranscendentThis is the first major response to the new challenge of neuroscience to religion. There have been limited responses from a purely Christian point of view, but this takes account of eastern as well as western forms of religious experience. It challenges the prevailing naturalistic assumption of our …

Download ebook The Elementary Forms of Religious Life – ?mile Durkheim, Mark S. Cladis, Carol Cosman

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Description: In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion – totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. For Durkheim, studying Aboriginal religion was a way ‘to yield an …

Download ebook Psychology of Religion: Classic and Contemporary – David H. Wulff

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Description: An unbiased, comprehensive introduction to the psychology of religion. This book integrates clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature, as well as biographical information of the lives of significant psychologists and their works. It contains new research on meditation, the correlational study of religion, religion and mental health, object relations theory, pluralism, and social constructionism. Integrates …

Download ebook Attachment, Evolution, and the Psychology of Religion – Lee A. Kirkpatrick

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Description: In this provocative and engaging book, Lee Kirkpatrick establishes a broad, comprehensive framework for approaching the psychology of religion from an evolutionary perspective. Within this framework, attachment theory provides a powerful lens through which to reconceptualize diverse aspects of religious belief and behavior. Rejecting the notion that humans possess religion-specific instincts or adaptations, Kirkpatrick …

Download ebook Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not – Robert N. McCauley

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Description: The battle between religion and science, competing methods of knowing ourselves and our world, has been raging for many centuries. Now scientists themselves are looking at cognitive foundations of religion and arriving at some surprising conclusions. Over the course of the past two decades, scholars have employed insights gleaned from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, …