Religion and Critical Psychology
Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy
By (author) Jeremy Carrette
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Religion and Critical Psychology by Jeremy Carrette
Book DescriptionJeremy Carrette argues that the psychology of religion is no longer sustainable without a social critique, and that as William James predicted, the project of the modernist psychology of religion has failed. Controversially he champions greater social and philosophical analysis within the field to challenge the political naivety and disciplinary illusions of the traditional approaches to psychology of religion. Carrette discusses the relevance of the social and economic factors surrounding the debates of psychology and religion, through three critical examples: * psychoanalysis * humanistic psychology * cognitive neuroscience. A Critical Psychology of Religion provides a new dimension to the debates surrounding religious experience. It will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of critical psychology, religious experience and the psychology of religion and extends an interdisciplinary challenge to the separation of psychology, sociology, politics, economics and religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415423069
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy Carrette
Religion and Critical Psychology, Hardback (October 2007)
Argues that the psychology of religion is not sustainable without a social critique. This book discusses the relevance of the social and economic factors surrounding the debates of psychology and religion, through examples from psychoanalysis; humanistic psychology; and, cognitive neuroscience.
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This new companion to William James "The Varieties of Religious Experience" offers contemporary responses to James's seminal book from key international experts.
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