The Psychology of Religious Knowing
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Psychology of Religious Knowing by Fraser N. Watts
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033848
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fraser N. Watts
Forgiveness in Context, Hardback (September 2004)
The last 20 years have seen the development of a growing body of psychological literature on the long-neglected subject of forgiveness. Forgiveness has been widely regarded as a purely religious construct, and its associations with a 'neurotic; Christianity perhaps led to its exile from the consulting room.
Psychology for Christian Ministry, Paperback (October 2001)
A comprehensive introduction to psychology, devised for those training for and working in the clergy. Covers social, developmental, educational, occupational and counselling psychology, as well as the psychology of religion.
Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Fraser N. Watts
This book responds to the explosion of interest in using the methods of experimental cognitive psychology to help understand emotional disorders, especially common anxiety and depressive disorders.
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