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The psychology of religious doubt

by Philip M. Helfaer

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Published by Beacon Press in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Belief and doubt,
  • Psychology, Religious

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Philip M. Helfaer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF773 .H43
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 345 p.
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5295751M
    ISBN 100807011347
    LC Control Number72075539
    OCLC/WorldCa481369

      In addition, these findings do not say anything about the inherent value or truth of religious beliefs—they simply speak to the psychology of when and why we are prone to believe.   The biggest time I faced doubt related to my business was two years ago when I was considering shutting it down because it was going nowhere. But then I started to hang around people who had done really inspiring and amazing things in my space. It completely changed my psychology and belief about what was possible.

    religion and psychology was recognised. But there is no doubt that almost every known religion—certainly I do not mean modern sham religions—developed one or another kind of psychological teaching connected often with a certain practice, so that the study of religion very often included in itself the study of psychology. Christianity and psychology have some things in common: They both state that our actions are the product of inner processes. But in describing what those processes are and how to change them, Christianity and psychology take the opposite approach. For one thing, the very word “psychology” reveals an anti-god approach.

    By contrast, I know of no Biblical passage where we are even warned against doubt! Perhaps this is because doubt and belief are fully compatible and because there is no slippery slope from doubt to unbelief. Actually, as odd as this may sound, doubt is never a hazard to vibrant Christian faith. Rather, some sincere doubt is necessary to sustain the vitality of the Christian walk. His book will not only encourage empathy for the converting process but will also provide a nuanced strategy of critique and evaluation of religious conversion throughout the world. Lewis R. Rambo is professor of psychology and religion at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.


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Helfaer. On the Social Psychology of the Protestant Theological Student -- III. The Religious Belief System as an Aspect of Personality -- Part Two: Faith and Doubt in the Precocious Identity Formation -- IV.

Chelly: A Texas Idyll -- V. Pervasive Doubt and the Precocious Identity: The Case of Pages: Despite the title, this is not so much a dissertation on the dynamics of religious doubt as an illustration of it via a dozen case histories of the causes and effects of such doubt among both liberal and conservative Protestants.

Helfaer prefaces his case studies with a relatively brief analysis of Protestant theology vis a vis the sociological and psychological makeup of Protestant theological. Part One: Backgrounds --Psychological and Theological --I. Introduction: Religious Doubt as a Phenomenon for Psychological Study --II.

On the Social Psychology of the Protestant Theological Student --III. The Religious Belief System as an Aspect of Personality --Part Two: Faith and Doubt in the Precocious Identity Formation --IV.

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How he faced that power, and wrestled with it, is must reading for people of faith and nonbelievers alike.". Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht “Doubt: A History" is about the history of religious doubt, from all over the world, and from all recorded history.

This ambitious and comprehensive book takes us up close and personal /5(). Led by intellectuals such as Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, and Christopher Hitchens (not to mention Woody Allen,) religion, at least Christianity, is widely ridiculed.

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The Psychology of Doubt Doubt characterizes a state of mind when a proposition which has been held as true becomes suspect, and then remains in a status of neither being held as fully true or fully false. It can also describe a state when a mind encounters a new idea, and is unable to decide upon the truth or falsity of that s: 3.

His book, The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice was described by the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic as "the best book on the psychology of religion in a. but his book, The Psychology of Religion, published in New York in by Charles Scribner’s, proved to be the stone that truly rippled the scholarly waters, for it was Starbuck who was the very first to use the actual term “psychology of religion.”.

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Christian doubt, defined as a lack of certainty concerning the teachings of Christianity or one's relation to them, is a very common and painful problem affecting many believers. The subject is complicated by the misconceptions and caricatures concerning doubt, which.

In one particularly striking example of lost faith, recounted in the New York magazine Popular Science Monthly in and described more fully in my book The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of.

When it comes to psychological damage, certain religious beliefs and practices are reliably more toxic than others. Janet Heimlich is an investigative journalist who has explored religious child maltreatment, which describes abuse and neglect in the service of religious belief.

James Hillman, at the end of his book Re-Visioning Psychology, reverses James' position of viewing religion through psychology, urging instead that we view psychology as a variety of religious experience.

He concludes: "Psychology as religion implies imagining all psychological events as effects of Gods in the soul. This book traces the role of doubt through human history, all over the world, particularly regarding religion. Hein, David (Winter ). "Faith and Doubt in Rose Macaulay's The Towers of.

SYNOPSIS Emotional religious doubt presents an enigma. Exceptionally prevalent and sometimes excruciatingly painful, religious doubt is experienced by believers in a wide variety of ways. Distraught sentiments often appear habitually as agonized “What if?” scenarios.

Some have said people seek religion to cope with a fear of death, others call it the basis for morality, and various other theories abound. But in a new book. In addition, in an act of shameless self-promotion, I can also refer you to my book The Cognitive Psychology of Religion, which is a summary of the research in the cognitive science of religion.

Although the number of people with a conventional religious faith is falling, most of us have a faith in something, be it a higher power, or a belief system based in politics or psychology.