Religion in Psychodynamic Perspective: The Contributions of Paul W. Pruyser

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byP. W. PruyserEditorH. Newton Malony, Bernard Spilka

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At his death in 1987, Paul W. Pruyser of the Menninger Foundation was widely recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on the psychology of religion. His book A Dynamic Psychology of Religion set the stage for creative dialogue on the subject. In this volume, two leadingpractitioners in the field present a compilation of Pruyser's seminal articles, providing an overview of the major themes in Pruyser's thought. Newton Malony and Bernard Spilka evaluate Pruyser's viewpoint and suggest how his position continues to influence the psychology of religion.

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In this volume, Newton Maloney and Bernard Spilka, two leading practitioners in the field, present a compilation of Pruyser's seminal articles, providing an overview of the major themes in Pruyser's thought and demonstrating its range and depth. The essays here show how he viewed contemporary religion and religious beliefs; some of the...

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At his death in 1987, Paul W. Pruyser of the Menninger Foundation was widely recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on the psychology of religion. His book A Dynamic Psychology of Religion set the stage for creative dialogue on the subject. In this volume, two leadingpractitioners in the field present a compilation of Pruy...

H. Newton Malony is at Fuller Theological Seminary. Bernard Spilka is at University of Denver.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.54 × 5.87 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195062345

ISBN - 13:9780195062342

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In this volume, Newton Maloney and Bernard Spilka, two leading practitioners in the field, present a compilation of Pruyser's seminal articles, providing an overview of the major themes in Pruyser's thought and demonstrating its range and depth. The essays here show how he viewed contemporary religion and religious beliefs; some of the functions of religion relative to praxis and theology; what method in the study of religion meant to him; his central interest in the origins of religion; and his idea on what the future of the psychology of religion should be.

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"This collection of papers is of great importance for all researchers in the religious sciences, for human scientists as well as for theologians."--Journal of Empirical Theology