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Author Belzen, Jacob A
Title Autobiography and the Psychological Study of Religious Lives : Autobiography and the Psychological Study of Religious Lives
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2008
©2008
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Series International Series in the Psychology of Religion Ser. ; v.15
International Series in the Psychology of Religion Ser
Note Intro -- Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Modern Means, Classic Goals: By Way of Introduction -- Theoretical and Methodological Approaches -- Lifetime and Eternity -- Life Stories and Philosophies of Life: A Perspective for Research in Psychology of Religion -- Toward a Multidimensional Conception of Faith Development: Deconversion Narratives in Biographical Context -- The Night is the Mother of Day: Methodological Comments on Three Cases of Religious Visions as Suicide Prevention -- Past and Present Religious Stories -- Autobiography, Psychic Functioning and Mental Health: The Role of Religion in Personal Life -- Methodist Ritual Mourning and the Resolution of Traumatic Grief: The Case of Richard Moss -- The Personal and Beyond: Simone Weil and the Necessity/Limits of Biography -- From Paradise to Paradox: The Psychospiritual Journey of John Heider -- Different Religions, Different Cultures, Different Stories -- The Place of Religion in the Experience of War-Orphans as Constructed in their Life Stories -- The Redemptive Self, Generativity, and American Christians at Midlife: Explorations of the Life Stories of Evangelical and Mainline Protestants -- Spirituality, Narrative, and Character: Two Priests on Paths to Spiritual Maturity and Integrity in Late Life -- Acting as Missionaries: The Religious Self in Intercultural Practice: An Approach from Action Theory and Cultural Psychology -- Afterword: Reflections of a Narrative Researcher -- Notes on contributors -- Index
This volume positions itself on the cutting edge of two fields in psychology that enjoy rapidly increasing attention: both the study of human lives and some core domains of such lives as religion and spirituality are high on the agenda of current research and teaching. Biographies and autobiographies are being approached in new ways and have become central to the study of human lives as an object of research and a preferred method for obtaining unique data about subjective human experiences. Ever since the beginning of the psychology of religion, autobiographies have also been pointed out as an important source of information about psychic processes involved in religiosity. In this volume, a number of leading theoreticians and researchers from Europe and the USA try to bring them back to this field by drawing on new insights and latest developments in psychological theory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Belzen, Jacob A. Autobiography and the Psychological Study of Religious Lives : Autobiography and the Psychological Study of Religious Lives Amsterdam : BRILL,c2008 9789042025684
Subject Content (Psychology);Psychology, Religious
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Alt Author Geels, Antoon
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