The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience

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The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience is the most comprehensive survey available of theories and research on religion from the perspective of psychology. The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience PDF EBook Religious belief is never evenly distributed, and is correlated with such variables as social background, gender and personality characteristics. Beit- PDFHallahmi and Argyle use findings in these areas to test numerous explanations of the origins and functions of religion in human culture. They also consider social consequences of religiosity, religious experience, religious attitudes, the effect of religion on health, the acquisition of beliefs, conversion, and the benefits or otherwise of religion. Their main conclusion is that religiosity is first and foremost social, and is learned like other kinds of social acts. Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi and Michael Argyle are renowned for their clear, analytical approach, and this new state-of-the-art study of psychology and religion is no exception. It will be welcomed as an update to their previous work in the area by social psychologists, sociologists and theologians worldwide. Like this book? Read online this: The Disappearance of the Social in American Social Psychology, Religious Experience and Truth.

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