The Psychology Of Religious Knowing by Fraser WattsThe Psychology Of Religious Knowing by Fraser Watts

The Psychology Of Religious Knowing

byFraser Watts, Mark Williams

Paperback | March 8, 2007

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The book seeks to describe the psychological processes that are involved in arriving at religious knowledge. The view that direct knowledge is impossible in the religious domain, only 'faith' possible, is rejected. It is argued that the ways in which people come to know other things, in particular how people arrive at personal insights, is close at many points to how they arrive at religious insights. The psychological processes involved in religious knowing are described in the terminology of contemporary cognitive psychology.
Title:The Psychology Of Religious KnowingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:March 8, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521033845

ISBN - 13:9780521033848


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Psychological research on religion; 3. Psychoanalytic approaches to relgious experience; 4. Faith and knowledge; 5. Analogues of religious knowing; 6. Emotional regulation and relgious attentivness; 7. Self knowledge and knowledge of God; 8. The interpretation of experience in prayer; 9. Concepts of God; 10. Recapitulation; Notes; Index.