Archive for the Psychology of Religion 30 (2008) 5-18 www.brill.nl/arp © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157361208X316935 Quo Vadis Psychology of Religion? Introduction to the Special Section K. Helmut Reich a) and Peter C. Hill b) a) School of Consciousness Studies and Sacred Values, Rutherford University and School of Education, Fribourg University, Fribourg, Switzerland firstname.lastname@example.org b) Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, California, USA email@example.com Received: 9 September 2007; accepted: 8 December 2007 Summary After a brief review of the history of the psychology of religion and its nature, we introduce this special section by presenting various themes of ongoing research and pointing out diﬀerentially the desirability of continued eﬀorts in these areas. We then assess the ﬁeld, its growth, increased interdisciplinary opportunities, lesser marginalization, and improved research methodology but also the challenge of arriving at theoretical coherence, studying all types of religious and spiritual understanding and experience, and researching the richness and complexity of the religious vari- able itself. Th e six articles that follow detail possible new developments, as covered in our con- cluding overview. Keywords Psychology of religion, current research, psychology of religion, history, psychology of religion, opportunities From time to time
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Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: CURRENT RESEARCH; OPPORTUNITIES; PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION; HISTORY
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