Disregarding Theology in the Psychology of Religion: Some Examples

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Winter 1989
Title
Disregarding Theology in the Psychology of Religion: Some Examples
Abstract

Psychologists examining the effects of religiosity on other beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors have at times suffered from a lack of sophistication concerning the very real impact of differences in theology among various groups in the United States. Specific examples of this lack of sophistication are discussed. Recent findings concerning fundamentalism are then considered as examples of a more sophisticated approach. Lastly, a number of methodological and conceptual recommendations are offered to help bring theological perspectives to bear on research.

Author
Dr. M.J. Donahue
Pages
329 - 335
Price
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