Ritualizations and Ritualisms in Religious Development: A Psychosocial Perspective

Volume
Volume 11
Issue
Winter 1983
Title
Ritualizations and Ritualisms in Religious Development: A Psychosocial Perspective
Abstract

Individual religious development is conceptualized as the manifestation of underlying psychosocial processes. Ritualizations (i.e., modes of social interaction) and ritualisms (i.e., the obsessive-compulsive uses of rituals) emanating from personality development and socialization have religious correlates. This article examines ritualizations and ritualisms occurring within religious development. Special attention is given to the developmental and etiological factors in religious ritualisms or religious pathologies. The classical theological example of the seven deadly sins is analyzed within a psychosocial perspective.

Author
Dr. R.L. Timpe
Pages
311 - 317
Price
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