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Title Psychology and Western Religion
Author C. G. Jung
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780691217994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Extracted from Volumes 11 and 18. This selection of Jung's writings brings together a number of articles that are necessary for the understanding of his interpretation of the religious life and development of Western man: views that are central to his psychological thought.

Title Psychology Religion and Spirituality
Author James M. Nelson
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2009-02-17
Category Psychology
Total Pages 731
ISBN 9780387875736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over a century ago, psychologists who were fascinated with religion began to study and write about it. Theologians and religious practitioners have responded to this literature, producing a fascinating dialogue that deals with our fundamental und- standings about the human person and our place in the world. This book provides an introduction to the important conversations that have developed out of these interchanges. The dialogue between psychology and religion is difficult to study for a number of reasons. First, it requires knowledge of both psychology and religion. People with a background in psychology often lack a solid understanding of the religious traditions they wish to study, and theologians may not be up to date on the latest developments in psychology. Second, it requires conceptual tools to organize the material and understand the basic problems involved in any attempt to connect the science of psychology with religion. These concepts can be found in many places, for instance in the writings of philosophers of science, but they are complex and often hard to follow for those without a proper theological and philosophical ba- ground. Finally, authors who write on the topic come to the study of psychology and religion from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. This makes for wonderful diversity in conversations, but it makes understanding and mastery of the material quite difficult.

Title The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality for Clinicians
Author Jamie Aten
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-06-19
Category Psychology
Total Pages 422
ISBN 9781135224363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Many therapists and counselors find themselves struggling to connect the research on the psychology of religion and spirituality to their clinical practice. This book will address this issue, providing a valuable resource for clinicians that will help translate basic research findings into useful clinical practice strategies. The editors and chapter authors, all talented and respected scholar-clinicians, offer a practical and functional understanding of the empirical literature on the psychology of religion and spirituality of, while at the same time outlining clinical implications, assessments, and strategies for counseling and psychotherapy. Chapters cover such topics as religious and spiritual identity, its development, and its relationship with one’s personality; client God images; spiritually transcendent experiences; forgiveness and reconciliation; and religion and spirituality in couples and families. Each concludes with clinical application questions and suggestions for further reading. This book is a must-read for all those wishing to ground their clinical work in an empirical understanding of the role that religion and spirituality plays in the lives of their clients.

Title The Psychology of Religion and Place
Author Victor Counted
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9783030288488
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual objects, so as to form meaningful relationship experiences. The volume is one of the first scholarly attempts to discuss the psychological links between place and religious experiences.The chapters within provide insights for understanding how people’s experiences with geographical places and the sacred serve as agencies for meaning-making, pro-social behaviour, and psychological adjustment in everyday life.

Religion And Psychology by Diane Jonte-Pace

Title Religion and Psychology
Author Diane Jonte-Pace
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-09-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781134625345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Religion and Psychology is a thorough and incisive survey of the current relationship between religion and psychology from the leading scholars in the field. This is an essential resource for students and researchers in the area of psychology of religion. Issues addressed are: * The Psychology-Theology Dialogue * The Psychology-Comparativist Dialogue * Psychology, Religion and Gender Studies * Psychology "as" Religion * Social Scientific Approaches to the Psychology of Religion * The Empirical Approach * International Perspectives

Title The Psychology of World Religions and Spiritualities
Author Timothy A. Sisemore
Publisher Templeton Press
Release Date 2020-07-27
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781599475769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This compendium of introductory essays invites scholars and clinicians to better understand people of various faiths from around the world. It is intended to correct the tendency among scientists to study religious behavior without accounting for its human dimension. For example: a psychologist describes a religious ceremony in a certain community as a "sociological phenomenon." Such a technical description is likely to strike members of that community as an attempt by science to explain away their beliefs. This is counterproductive. In order to work effectively and empathetically with people of faith, psychologists should seek an intimate knowledge of how religion operates in the hearts and minds of living, breathing human beings. With this goal in mind, editors Timothy Sisemore and Joshua Knabb have made one of the world’s major religions the subject of a separate chapter. In addition, they have arranged for each chapter to be written by a psychologist who practices—or is culturally connected with—that religion. This marks the book’s unique contribution to the field: it is the product of people who have lived the world’s religions, not merely studied them. By taking such a respectful approach, the book promotes an appreciation for the ways that religious belief animates, inspires, and instructs its adherents. Moreover, the indigenous point-of-view of these essays will help scholars identify their own biases when researching religious groups, allowing them to produce more accurate and holistic analyses. Psychologists understand that religion and spirituality provide meaning and purpose to billions of people around the globe. But the actual experience of these beliefs eludes the grasp of the reductionistic methods of science. With this resource at their side, psychologists in academic and clinical settings will be equipped to understand religious experience from the bottom-up, and honor the beliefs and practices of the people they are trying to help.

Towards Cultural Psychology Of Religion by Jacob A. v. van Belzen

Title Towards Cultural Psychology of Religion
Author Jacob A. v. van Belzen
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2010-08-03
Category Psychology
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9048134919
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The aims pursued in this book are quite modest. The text is not an introduction in the traditional sense to any psychological subdiscipline or field of application, nor does it present anything essentially new. Rather, it shows ‘work in progress’, as it attempts to contribute to an integration of two differently structured, but already existing fields within psychology. In order to explain this, it is probably best to say a few words about how the book came into being and about what it hopes to achieve. As a project, the volume owes very much to others. While lecturing in places ranging from South Africa to Canada and from California through European co- tries to Korea, colleagues have often urged me to come up with a volume on ‘c- tural psychology of religion’. For reasons that should become clear in the text, I feel uncomfortable with such a demand. To my understanding, there exists no single cultural psychology of religion. Rather, there are ever expanding numbers of div- gent types of psychologies, some of which are applied to understanding religious aspects of human lives or to researching specific religious phenomena, while others are not. Within this heterogeneous field that is, correctly or not, still designated as ‘psychology’, there are also many approaches that are sometimes referred to as ‘cultural psychology’ or as ‘culturally sensitive psychologies’. It would be wor- while applying many of these to research on religious phenomena, but at present not too many are in fact so applied.

Psychology And Religion by Michael Argyle

Title Psychology and Religion
Author Michael Argyle
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1970-07
Category Religion
Total Pages 718
ISBN 0415066069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Part One of the book is concerned with western religion, and considers the relationship of medieval alchemy, Christianity and modern psychology. A comparative analysis of two aspects of orthodox Christianity and five shorter essays end Part One. Part Two opens with commentaries on Tibetan Buddhism and closes with the Chinese Taoist classic, the "I Ching"

Title Psychology and Religion Volume 11
Author C.G Jung
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-12-18
Category Psychology
Total Pages 718
ISBN 9781317534181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Sixteen studies in religious phenomena, including Psychology and Religion and Answer to Job.

Psychology As Religion by Paul C. Vitz

Title Psychology as Religion
Author Paul C. Vitz
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1994
Category Psychology
Total Pages 173
ISBN 0802807259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is a virtually rewritten second edition of New York University Professor Paul Vitz's profoundly important analysis of modern psychology. Vitz maintains that psychology in our day has become a religion, a secular cult of self, and has become part of the problem of modern life rather than part of its resolution.

Title Psychology and Theology in Western Thought 1672 1965
Author Hendrika Vande Kemp
Publisher Millwood, N.Y. : Kraus International Publications
Release Date 1984
Category Psychology
Total Pages 367
ISBN UOM:39015019356917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

1047 entries to monographic literature that treats Judeo-Christian religious thought in relation to psychology. Also contains foreign-language works that have been translated into English. Topical arrangement into 7 parts. Entries give bibliographical information and annotation. Name, institution, title, subject indexes.

Title Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Second Edition
Author Raymond F. Paloutzian
Publisher Guilford Publications
Release Date 2014-12-19
Category Psychology
Total Pages 698
ISBN 9781462520534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Paloutzian (experimental and social psychology, Westmont College) and Park (psychology, U. of Connecticut) provide a 33-chapter handbook on the psychology of religion and spirituality, for social and clinical psychologists, pastoral counselors, and students and researchers in psychology and religious studies. Psychologists and a few religious studies specialists from the US and some countries in Europe address the foundations, including definitions, core issues, measurement assessment, research methods, psychodynamic psychology and religion, and evolutionary psychology as a foundation for the psychology of religion; religious and spiritual development across the lifespan; and the neural and cognitive bases of religion and connections to emotion, personality, culture, and social behavior. They discuss religious practices and rituals, conversion experiences, prayer, spiritual struggles, fundamentalism, forgiveness, values, and morality, and implications for individual and collective well-being in terms of health, mental health, coping, psychotherapy, workplace spirituality research, terrorism, and other areas. New topics in this edition include cross-cultural issues, spiritual goals, emotional values, and mindfulness. Most chapters have been redesigned or rewritten, with 25 new and eight revised chapters. The main themes of the book are more integrated, and the introductory and concluding chapters argue that the application of religious meaning systems and the multilevel interdisciplinary paradigm can allow reconceptualization of the field and expand research. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Psychology Of The Mystics by Joseph Maréchal

Title The Psychology of the Mystics
Author Joseph Maréchal
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-06-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780486148410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This landmark survey ranges from contrasts of empirical science and religious psychology to examinations of the distinctive features of Christian mysticism and the Islamic concept of mystical grace.

Title Psychology Religion and Spirituality
Author James M. Nelson
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2009-02-27
Category Psychology
Total Pages 731
ISBN 9780387875729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over a century ago, psychologists who were fascinated with religion began to study and write about it. Theologians and religious practitioners have responded to this literature, producing a fascinating dialogue that deals with our fundamental und- standings about the human person and our place in the world. This book provides an introduction to the important conversations that have developed out of these interchanges. The dialogue between psychology and religion is difficult to study for a number of reasons. First, it requires knowledge of both psychology and religion. People with a background in psychology often lack a solid understanding of the religious traditions they wish to study, and theologians may not be up to date on the latest developments in psychology. Second, it requires conceptual tools to organize the material and understand the basic problems involved in any attempt to connect the science of psychology with religion. These concepts can be found in many places, for instance in the writings of philosophers of science, but they are complex and often hard to follow for those without a proper theological and philosophical ba- ground. Finally, authors who write on the topic come to the study of psychology and religion from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. This makes for wonderful diversity in conversations, but it makes understanding and mastery of the material quite difficult.

Religion In Personality Theory by Frederick Walborn

Title Religion in Personality Theory
Author Frederick Walborn
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2013-12-03
Category Psychology
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9780124079434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Religion in Personality Theory makes clear the link between theory and research and personality and religion. Presently, most personality texts have a limited discussion of religion and reference few theorists other than Freud and Maslow in relation to the subject. This book reviews the theory and the empirical literature on the writings of 14 theorists. Every chapter concludes with a summation of the current research on the theorist’s proposals. Reviews: "Frederick Walborn has written an excellent text that explores the degree to which classical personality theorists were personally influenced by and focused upon religion in developing their personality theories. Each theorist is presented in sufficient detail so that their personal views of religion are seen to influence the theories they developed. In addition, the current status of the empirical evidence in the psychology of religion is explored in the context of the theorist and theory to which the data is most relevant. Current and up to date, this text is appropriate for either a course in Personality or as an introduction to the Psychology of Religion. The author's own comprehensive theory of religion and spirituality creatively integrates the positive contributions of the classical personality theorist to the contemporary psychology of religion." -Ralph W. Hood Jr., Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga "In this interesting and accessible book, Frederick Walborn thoughtfully probes the place of religion and spirituality in the writings of a broad range of classical psychological thinkers and offers an insightful critique of current empirical research on the complex relation of religion and spirituality to individual well-being." -Michele Dillon, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire Identifies what major personality theorists say about religion Investigates whether evidence supports or refutes predictions made by different theories Concludes with a comprehensive integrative theory on religion and spirituality

The Therapeutic Turn by Ole Jacob Madsen

Title The Therapeutic Turn
Author Ole Jacob Madsen
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-05
Category Psychology
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9781317699910
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In what ways has psychology become more influential in Western society? In this book author Ole Jacob Madsen considers the notion of a ‘Therapeutic Turn’ in Western culture – the tendency for psychology to permeate ever new spheres within society. The Therapeutic Turn evaluates the increasing prevalence of psychology in several areas of Western society: Western consumer culture, contemporary Christianity, self-help, sport and politics. Madsen proposes that there are problematic aspects to this development which are seldom recognised due to a widely held assumption that ‘the more psychology, the better for everyone’. A recurring concern with psychological solutions is that they often provide individual solutions to structural problems. As a result, psychologists may be inadvertently increasing the burden on the shoulders of the people they are meant to help and, at the same time, our capacity to understand individual suffering in the light of major historical and political changes in society is becoming increasingly clouded. The Therapeutic Turn presents an accessible and engaging critique of the influence of psychology within Western society. It will appeal to a broad audience of students, academics and lay readers interested in this aspect of modernity and contemporary society, and it will also be of great interest to practitioners and therapists.

Title Psychology and Religion Volume 11
Author C.G Jung
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-12-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 718
ISBN 9781317534198
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Sixteen studies in religious phenomena, including Psychology and Religion and Answer to Job.

Title The Collected Works of C G Jung
Author Carl Gustav Jung
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1956
Category Psychology, Religious
Total Pages 698
ISBN 0415066069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Part One of the book is concerned with western religion, and considers the relationship of medieval alchemy, Christianity and modern psychology. A comparative analysis of two aspects of orthodox Christianity and five shorter essays end Part One. Part Two opens with commentaries on Tibetan Buddhism and closes with the Chinese Taoist classic, the "I Ching."

Title Buddhist Practice on Western Ground
Author Harvey Aronson
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2004-08-10
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0834823527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is the first book to offer Buddhist meditators a comprehensive and sympathetic examination of the differences between Asian and Western cultural and spiritual values. Harvey B. Aronson presents a constructive and practical assessment of common conflicts experienced by Westerners who look to Eastern spiritual traditions for guidance and support—and find themselves confused or disappointed. Issues addressed include: • Our cultural belief that anger should not be suppressed versus the Buddhist teaching to counter anger and hatred • Our psychotherapists' advice that attachment is the basis for healthy personal development and supportive relationships versus the Buddhist condemnation of attachments as the source of suffering • Our culture's emphasis on individuality versus the Asian emphasis on interdependence and fulfillment of duties, and the Buddhist teachings on no-self, or egolessness

Title The Essence of Jung s Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism
Author Radmila Moacanin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-05-22
Category Psychology
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780861718436
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism cuts to the heart of two very different yet remarkably similar traditions. The author touches on many of their major ideas: the collective unconscious and karma, archetypes and deities, the analyst and the spiritual friend, and mandalas. Within Tibetan Buddhism she focuses on tantra and relates its emphasis on spiritual transformation, also a major concern of Jung. This expanded edition includes new material on the integration of the two traditions, and the importance of these paths of the heart in today's unsteady world.