Obedience: A Reaction to Zern

Volume
Volume 15
Issue
Spring 1987
Title
Obedience: A Reaction to Zern
Abstract

The author responds to Zern'€™s (1987) article, "€œPositive Links Among Obedience Pressure, Religiosity, and Measures of Cognitive Accomplishment."€ Four principles stemming from Zern'€™s thesis are seen as fundamentally valid: (a) religion does involve obedience, (b) religion with its promotion of obedience does lead to greater capacity to function, (c) obedience leads to higher self-esteem, and (d) pressure to obey leads to obedience along with its benefits. Some weakness is discussed concerning the explanation of religion€'s positive effect on personal functioning and the principle of obedience without understanding.

Author
Dr. R.L. Saucy
Pages
40 - 44
Price
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