The Psychological Origin And The Nature Of Religion

by James H. Leuba

Publisher: Hesperides Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Spirituality,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Religion / Spirituality,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Inspirational/Spirituality
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8409130M
ISBN 101406715840
ISBN 109781406715842

Overview. Psychology borders on various other fields including physiology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, sociology, anthropology, as well as philosophy and other components of the history of psychology as a scholarly study of the mind and behavior dates back to the Ancient is also evidence of psychological thought in ancient Egypt. Christian religious dogmas, Muslims actually reconciled religion with phi losophy. Muslim philosophers wrote in areas such as: (a) Relationship be tween religion and philosophy, (b) First Cause, (c) Proofs of God's existence, (d) Theory of Creation and Evolution, and (e) Theory of Soul. While in theFile Size: 2MB. Psychology of Religion, History of. This book offers new theoretical concepts and a comprehensive and critical literature survey covering all major approaches to the psychology of religion Author: Bernard Spilka. (iv) Magic-Theory. According to Sir James Frazer, religion developed out of an original magical stage of human culture. As the magician believes that nature can be overwhelmed and instrumentalized for personal benefit through magical spells, in the very same manner, religious man believes in the existence of spirits that must be pleased and cajoled by prayers, rather than overwhelmed by magic.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. In the history of psychology, no other question has caused so much controversy and offense: We are so concerned with nature–nurture because our very sense of moral character seems to depend on it. While we may admire the athletic skills of a great basketball player, we think of his height as simply a gift, a payoff in the “genetic lottery.”. The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is structured around ten main classes covering the entire world of knowledge; each main class is further structured into ten hierarchical divisions, each having ten sections of increasing specificity. As a system of library classification the DDC is "arranged by discipline, not subject", so a topic like clothing is classed based on its disciplinary. – William McDougall, founder of Hormic Psychology published Body and Mind: A History and Defence of Animism, claiming that there is an animating principle in Nature .

The Editor in Chief. Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and director of the Yale Child Conduct Clinic; his research is in developmental psychopathology and focuses on questions related to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of childhood disorders. Dr. Kazdin is author or co-author of more than publications, including books on Format: Hardcover. The term psychology was first encountered in philosophical books of the 16th century. It was formed from two Greek words ‘Psyche’ (soul) and ‘logos’ (doctrine). By soul, was meant the principle underlying all the phenomena of mental and spiritual life. The modern ideas about mind and its functioning were derived from Greek philosophy. In his book, The Relaxation Response, Dr. Herbert Benson states, “The term meditation is difficult for some people to grasp because it may connote exotic Eastern cults or Christian monks who.

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The Psychological Origin and the Nature of Religion Contents The fundamental nature of religion -- Three types of behaviour differentiated -- Origin of the ideas of ghosts, nature-beings, and gods -- Magic and religion -- The original emotion of primitive religious life -- Concluding remarks on the nature and the function of religion.

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The origin of the two emotions mentioned, fear and love, fall, of course, outside the limits of this essay, since they both existed before Religion. ‘Fear begets gods,’ said Lucretius. Hume concluded that ‘the first ideas of religion arose from a concern with regard to the events of life and fears which actuate the human mind.’.

• The authenticity of religious experience. • Religion and personality. • The problematic role of prayer. • Religion in the history of psychotherapy. For those making a serious study of the history of psychology, Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul will inspire a fresh wave of critical discussion and inquiry.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIGIN AND THE NATURE OF RELIGION. CHAPTER I []. THE FUNDAMENTAL NATURE OF RELIGION The opinions advanced in this essay and the arguments with which they are supported will be more readily appreciated if the fundamental nature of Religion is set forth in a few introductory pages.

The students of Religion have usually been content to describe it. Magic and Religion: Their Psychological Nature, Origin, and Function Hardcover – January 1, by George B Vetter (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings See all 3 5/5(2). origin of the ideas of ghosts, nature-beings, and gods Every savage tribe known to us has already passed beyond the naturistic stage of development.

The living savages believe in ghosts, in spirits, and all of them, perhaps, also in particular spirits elevated to the dignity of gods. The Psychological Origin And The Nature Of Religion by James H. Leuba Download Book (Respecting the intellectual property of others is utmost important to us, we make every effort to make sure we only link to legitimate sites, such as those sites owned by authors and publishers.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leuba, James H. (James Henry), Psychological origin and the nature of religion. London: A. Constable, Additional Physical Format: Online version: Leuba, James Henry, Psychological origin and the nature of religion.

Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft Library Editions. Share - Psychological Origin and The Nature of Religion by James H. LEUBA Hardcover Book Psychological Origin and The Nature of Religion by James H. LEUBA Hardcover Book. The three foci of this book are a case study of a neurotic man plagued by irrational fears of cancer, a natural history of the generation of religious symbols, and a consideration of the psychological consequences of the crisis of faith that was striking the heart of Europe/5.

While the soul and body had originally been united in one being, primitive man began to interpret this freedom of the will as freedom of the soul from the body. But in his dream life his own soul’ s freedom of will was opposed by that of other souls which seemed to appear in his dream as uninvited Size: 1MB.

Leuba’s book, Psychological Origin and Nature of Religion (London: Constable and Company, ), constituted a culmination of countless minor and esoteric studies of various religious phenomenonAuthor: John H.

Morgan. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to have said people seek religion to cope with a fear of death, others call it the basis for morality, and various other theories in a new book, a psychologist who has studied human motivati.

This book surveys the major theorists in the psychology of religion—Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, William James, Erich Fromm, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow and Viktor Frankl—who are all seminal thinkers and represent the classical theories in this field.

Each of these theorists presents a more or less comprehensive theory of religion, which attempts to give an account of the psychological.

Key Psychological Issues in the Study of Religion nomena. Psychologists cannot overlook that all three sources clearly pertain to the mind. Thus, to clarify the role of each, including our reasons for performing rituals, psychological methods of research are needed.

Significantly, some contemporary. Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to the diverse contents of religious traditions as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals.

The extraordinary range of methods and frameworks can be helpfully summed up regarding the classic distinction between the natural-scientific and human-scientific approaches. Books shelved as psychology-of-religion: The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James, The Future of an Illusion by Sigmund Freud, Handbook of.

he psychology of religion is the study and interpretation of recognized faiths using contemporary methods of Western psychology.

The history of the discipline is divided into three main periods of research: From to World War II; post-war to the s; and to the present day. His book published in"Principles of Physiological Psychology," outlined many of the major connections between the science of physiology and the study of human thought and behavior.

He later opened the world’s first psychology lab in at the University of Leipzig. Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive graduate-level psychology of religion text.

The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion and biology; the 3/5(3).

Can psychology explain religious behavior. This book explores the thinking of eight pioneers of religious psychology, including Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Fuller presents the theories of these seminal figures in a clear, straightforward way, and also examines the limits of psychological explanations of religion.

He concludes the book by exploring the contributions to religion by some 5/5(1). Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD, is a leading expert in the psychology of religion and spirituality. Known for his scholarly work and his scientific analyses of religion’s role in mental health, he served as editor-in-chief of the “APA Handbook of Psychology, Religion and Spirituality” published in January He has written two books: “The.

Other good sources for further information are Fuller's Psychology and Religion book, or Wulff's Psychology of Religion book, which also are listed in my resource page.

William James A U.S. psychologist and philosopher, James served as president of American Psychological Association, and wrote one of the first psychology textbooks.Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values.

Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe.

In the book New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, he suggested that "Religion is an attempt to master the sensory world in which we are situated by means of the wishful world which we have developed within us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.

If we attempt to assign the place of religion in the evolution of mankind, it appears not as a permanent acquisition but as.