A Psychological Analysis of Faith

Volume
Volume 2
Issue
Spring 1974
Title
A Psychological Analysis of Faith
Abstract

The premise that we can arrive at a deeper analysis of faith by examining it in the light of what we know of the concept of attitudes in psychology is presented. Attitudes are shown to have three components: (a) the cognitive; (b) the affective; and (c) the active. Three levels of attitudes are also presented as (a) acceptance level; (b) preference level; and (c) commitment level. Several passages of Scripture are presented as evidence that biblical faith also has these same three components and levels. It is concluded that moving from the well-researched field of attitudes to a less understood concept such as faith can aid in our understanding of faith.

Author
Dr. V.C. Lewis
Pages
97 - 103
Price
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