Utilitarianism and Personal Faith

Volume
Volume 5
Issue
Summer 1977
Title
Utilitarianism and Personal Faith
Abstract

Personal religion has, in recent years, been conceptualized in terms of a dichotomy. That defined as Intrinsic and Committed serves as a master-motive for living. Its Extrinsic-Consensual counterpart has been treated as utilitarian, instrumental, and superficial. Utilizing measures designed to evaluate the latter in the framework of American cultural values, Extrinsic-Consensual faith was shown to associate with concern for money, prestige and materialistic goals. In contrast, Intrinsic-Committed religion appeared to counter these tendencies while stressing social-religious-humanistic themes.

Author
Dr. B. Spilka
Pages
226 - 233
Price
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