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The Science of Religion Spirituality and Existentialism

The Science of Religion  Spirituality  and Existentialism Book
Author : Kenneth E. Vail III,Clay Routledge
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-04
ISBN : 9780128172049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism presents in-depth analysis of the core issues in existential psychology, their connections to religion and spirituality (e.g., religious concepts, beliefs, identities, and practices), and their diverse outcomes (e.g., psychological, social, cultural, and health). Leading scholars from around the world cover research exploring how fundamental existential issues are both cause and consequence of religion and spirituality, informed by research data spanning multiple levels of analysis, such as: evolution; cognition and neuroscience; emotion and motivation; personality and individual differences; social and cultural forces; physical and mental health; among many others. The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism explores known contours and emerging frontiers, addressing the big question of why religious belief remains such a central feature of the human experience. Discusses both abstract concepts of mortality and concrete near-death experiences Covers the struggles and triumphs associated with freedom, self-regulation, and authenticity Examines the roles of social exclusion, experiential isolation, attachment, and the construction of social identity Considers the problems of uncertainty, the effort to discern truth and reality, and the challenge to find meaning in life Discusses how the mind developed to handle existential topics, how the brain and mind implement the relevant processes, and the many variations and individual differences that alter those processes Delves into the psychological functions of religion and science; the influence on pro- and antisocial behavior, politics, and public policy; and looks at the role of spiritual concerns in understanding the human body and maintaining physical health

The Science of Religion Spirituality and Existentialism

The Science of Religion  Spirituality  and Existentialism Book
Author : Kenneth E. Vail III,Clay Routledge
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-04-04
ISBN : 0128172053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism presents in-depth analysis of the core issues in existential psychology, their connections to religion and spirituality (e.g., religious concepts, beliefs, identities, and practices), and their diverse outcomes (e.g., psychological, social, cultural, and health). Leading scholars from around the world cover research exploring how fundamental existential issues are both cause and consequence of religion and spirituality, informed by research data spanning multiple levels of analysis, such as: evolution; cognition and neuroscience; emotion and motivation; personality and individual differences; social and cultural forces; physical and mental health; among many others. The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism explores known contours and emerging frontiers, addressing the big question of why religious belief remains such a central feature of the human experience. Discusses both abstract concepts of mortality and concrete near-death experiences Covers the struggles and triumphs associated with freedom, self-regulation, and authenticity Examines the roles of social exclusion, experiential isolation, attachment, and the construction of social identity Considers the problems of uncertainty, the effort to discern truth and reality, and the challenge to find meaning in life Discusses how the mind developed to handle existential topics, how the brain and mind implement the relevant processes, and the many variations and individual differences that alter those processes Delves into the psychological functions of religion and science; the influence on pro- and antisocial behavior, politics, and public policy; and looks at the role of spiritual concerns in understanding the human body and maintaining physical health

Orthodox Interventions

Orthodox Interventions Book
Author : Andrew Vujisic
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-11
ISBN : 9781933275604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The publication of this volume by the Right Reverend Archimandrite Dr. Andrew (Vujisi ) is a benchmark in the scientific examination of the Orthodox psychotherapeutic paradigm, a pioneering step into a new area and integrated model of existential and transpersonal psychotherapy, and an important proposal for the empirical investigation of the relationship of spirituality and neuroscience. Dr. Vujisi 's work is significant in that it presents a clear understanding of human psychology from an Orthodox perspective, i.e., it presents a psychology (and potentially a psychiatry), consistent with the cosmology and soteriology of Orthodoxy. This is an indispensable dimension in the development of a global notion of research in science and religion, and is especially important as attempts at rapprochement are made on the ecclesiastical, cultural, and international levels. With increased attention by scholars to the relationship between spirituality and science, religion and physical/mental health, and holistic views of the human being that connect the body and the mind, or spirit, this volume provides a framework in the establishment of cross-cultural dimensions to the study of science and spirituality and the holistic concept of humans and their environment. Ultimately, it bridges the divide between mystical, neptic, and hesychastic teachings and the methods and goals of modern Western psychotherapy. It is the potential meeting of the transcendent and the secular, of spirituality and psychotherapy, and of neptic treatment and mind biochemistry as they impact all those in need of inner healing from spiritual, behavioral, and/or psychological disorders and pathologies."

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Spirituality for the Skeptic Book
Author : Robert C. Solomon
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-12-04
ISBN : 0195312139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization?In Spirituality for the Skeptic, philosopher Robert Solomon explores what it means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion, this book offers a model of a vibrant, fulfilling spirituality that embraces the complexities of human existence and acknowledges the joys and tragedies of life. Solomon has forged an enlightened new path that synthesizes spirituality with emotions, intellect, science, and common sense. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate concern for the here-and-now, and not the by-and-by. Being spiritual doesn't mean being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It demands involvement and emotional engagement with others in the struggle to find meaning in our lives. As such, this modern-day spirituality encompasses a passionate enthusiasm for the world, the transformation of self, cosmic trust and rationality, coming to terms with fate, and viewing life as a gift, all of which are explored in depth throughout this book.Spirituality for the Skeptic answers the need for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that leads to personal fulfillment and satisfaction. By examining the ideas of great thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a practical vision of spirituality that should appeal to many seekers looking to make sense of the human condition.

Spirituality Religiousness and Health

Spirituality  Religiousness and Health Book
Author : Giancarlo Lucchetti,Mario Fernando Prieto Peres,Rodolfo Furlan Damiano
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 3030212211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview of the research on spirituality, religiousness and health, including the most important studies, conceptualization, instruments for measurement, types of studies, challenges, and criticisms. It covers essential information on the influence of spirituality and religiousness (S/R) in mental and physical health, and provides guidance for its use in clinical practice. The book discusses the clinical implications of the research findings, including ethical issues, medical/health education, how to take a spiritual history, and challenges in addressing these issues, all based on studies showing the results of incorporating S/R in clinical practice. It contains case reports to facilitate learning, and suggests educational strategies to facilitate teaching S/R to health professionals and students.

Science and Religious Anthropology

Science and Religious Anthropology Book
Author : Wesley J. Wildman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 1317059077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science and Religious Anthropology explores the convergence of the biological sciences, human sciences, and humanities around a spiritually evocative, naturalistic vision of human life. The disciplinary contributions are at different levels of complexity, from evolution of brains to existential longings, and from embodied sociality to ecosystem habitat. The resulting interpretation of the human condition supports some aspects of traditional theological thinking in the world's religious traditions while seriously challenging other aspects. Wesley Wildman draws out these implications for philosophical and religious anthropology and argues that the modern secular interpretation of humanity is most compatible with a religious form of naturalistic humanism. This book resists the reduction of meaning and value questions while taking scientific theories about human life with full seriousness. It argues for a religious interpretation of human beings as bodily creatures emerging within a natural environment that permits engagement with the valuational potentials of reality. This engagement promotes socially borne spiritual quests to realize and harmonize values in everything human beings do, from the forging of cultures to the crafting of personal convictions.

Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion

Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion Book
Author : John Peteet,Mary Lynn Dell,Wai Lun Alan Fung
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-01-05
ISBN : 0190681977
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychiatry and religion/spirituality (R/S) share an interest in human flourishing, a concern with beliefs and values, and an appreciation for community. Yet historical tensions between science and religion continue to impede dialogue, leaving clinicians uncertain about how to approach ethical questions arising between them. When are religious practices such as scrupulosity disordered? What distinguishes healthy from unhealthy religion? How should a therapist approach a patient's existential, moral or spiritual distress? What should clinicians do with patients' R/S convictions about faith healing, same-sex relationships, or obligations to others? Discussions of psychiatric ethics have traditionally emphasized widely accepted principles, generally admired virtues, and cultural competence. Relatively little attention has been devoted to the ways that R/S inform the values of patients and their clinicians, shape preferred virtues, and interact with culture. Ethical Considerations at the Intersection of Psychiatry and Religion aims to give mental health professionals a conceptual framework for understanding the role of R/S in ethical decision-making and serve as practical guidance for approaching challenging cases. Part I addresses general considerations, including the basis of therapeutic values in a pluralistic context, the nature of theological and psychiatric ethics, spiritual issues arising in diagnosis and treatment, unhealthy and harmful uses of religion, and practical implications of personal spirituality. Part II examines how these considerations apply in specific contexts: inpatient and outpatient, consultation-liaison, child and adolescent, geriatric, disability, forensic, community, international, addiction and disaster and emergency psychiatry, as well as in the work of religious professionals, ethics committees, psychiatric education, and research. Thick descriptions of case examples analyzed using the framework of Jonson and Winslow show the clinical relevance of understanding the contributions of religion and spirituality to patient preferences, quality of life, decision making, and effective treatment.

Lead Line

Lead Line Book
Author : Maverick Vardøger
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-10-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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About the Author: Maverick Vardøger published his first book, The Vibrational State: Three Years of Out of Body Experiences in August of 2019. The book details over 50 out of body experiences along with techniques, methods, and debriefs of each experience. In the book's first year alone, Vardøger quickly gained thousands of online followers, sold hundreds of book copies internationally, and gained the respect of contemporaries for his knowledge of astral projection and out of body experiences. By the first anniversary of The Vibrational State's publication, Vardøger had become a best seller on Amazon and Amazon Audible. In September of 2020, Vardøger launched the Evidence of the Afterlife podcast. The podcast explores various topics through interviews in search of proof of the afterlife. The podcast quickly gained a following and can be listened to on various platforms such as YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and all major podcast providers. In November of 2020, Vardøger published his second book, Lead Line: One Man's Search for Spiritual Truth. Lead Line details his life experiences with religion, spirituality, and his existential quest for answers regarding the human condition. About the Book: Best selling author Maverick Vardøger has dedicated much of his life to the search for answers to the greatest existential questions. What is the meaning of life? What happens after we die? We find ourselves conscious and aware in a human body, living on a blue sphere that is traveling through the infinite nothingness of space. How can the world we are experiencing have suddenly appeared out of nothingness? In this new book, Vardøger takes the reader on the voyage of his life from childhood to parenthood, from embracing religion to rejecting religion, from faith to facts. Various spiritual teachings, consciousness phenomena, scientific evidence, and philosophical concepts are assembled into Vardøger's idea of "the golden thread" that harmonizes the universal morals and concepts of the major world religions. After examining as many pieces of the puzzle as possible, Vardøger provides his best hypothesis for the possibilities of life after death. This book is challenging, controversial, yet ultimately rewarding as old ideas are abandoned and new ideas are forged. This is the story of one man's search for spiritual truth. This is Maverick Vardøger's Lead Line. Follow Maverick Vardøger on social media: MaverickVardoger.comFacebook.com/MaverickVardogerTwitter.com/MVardogerEvidence of the Afterlife with Maverick Vardøger podcast

Sport and Spirituality

Sport and Spirituality Book
Author : Jim Parry,Simon Robinson,Nick Watson,Mark Nesti
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-09-12
ISBN : 1134136811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era Spirituality, health and well-being Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual Nature and transcendence – the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game The Olympic Games and de Coubertin’s ideas of the ‘religio athletae’. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.

The Language of Meaning Why Science Cannot Replace Religion

The Language of Meaning  Why Science Cannot Replace Religion Book
Author : Daniel McCoy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-11-26
ISBN : 9781729128114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religion - the framework of beliefs and practices within which spirituality typically takes place - has always been the strongest source of meaning in people's lives. But the central claims of any and all religions seem absurd when considered scientifically. Since we today rightly cherish science, we find it extremely difficult to believe that religious claims could be true in any sense. We often hear arguments for the social and personal benefits of religion, but credible arguments for the truth of any religion have been sorely lacking. So we've turned our backs on religion. As a result, our lives have become spiritually impoverished to an alarming degree, because a purely materialistic approach to life can never satisfy us.In The Language of Meaning, philosopher of religion Daniel McCoy presents the argument for religious truth that we've been hoping to find for centuries. In an accessible yet artful style of writing, The Language of Meaning demonstrates that there is a type of truth that has nothing to do with fact, and which the methods of science are therefore incapable of evaluating. This type of truth - existential truth - is something that each of us has to find for himself or herself, but it can only be adequately expressed in religious language. Science and religion have different purposes and methods, and neither one must - or should - come at the expense of the other. We need both of them, and The Language of Meaning shows us how we can have both.

Assessing Spirituality in a Diverse World

Assessing Spirituality in a Diverse World Book
Author : Amy L. Ai,Paul Wink,Raymond F. Paloutzian,Kevin A. Harris
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-08
ISBN : 3030521400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume addresses an important problem in social scientific research on global religions and spirituality: How to evaluate the role of diverse religious and spiritual (R/S) beliefs and practices within the rapid evolution of spiritual globalization and diversification trends. The book examines this question by bringing together a panel of international scholars including psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in religious studies, public health, medicine, and social work. The content includes chapters describing innovative concepts of post-Christian spirituality, Eastern forms of meditation, afterlife beliefs associated with the three dominant cultural legacies, various non-religious worldviews, spiritual Jihad, and secular and religious reverence. The book also covers such important themes as spiritual well-being, faith, struggle, meaning making, modeling, and support, as well as mysticism and using prayer to cope with existential crises. This book advances the understanding of the role of R/S across different faiths and cultural systems, including both Western and non-Western ones, and enriches the mainstream of psychological sciences and practices. It appeals to students, educators, researchers, and clinicians in multiple related fields and disciplines.

Man s Search for Spirituality

Man s Search for Spirituality Book
Author : Dan Matzke
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN : 9781461165545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MAN'S SEARCH FOR SPIRITUALITY - The Unheard Cry This book explores matters of “spirituality”… ultimate questions and concerns of humanity. It is written for all of mankind… and especially for the growing number of individuals for whom contemporary religion, philosophy and psychology have failed. Failed to address their innermost seeking and yearnings… failed to hear their cry for the essence of spirituality… failed to offer meaningful perspectives. It endeavors to explore fundamental issues and experiences… which have been on the hearts and minds of humans throughout all of recorded history… and to go beyond the doctrines and creeds of organized religions, the academics of philosophy and the science of psychology. Part One of this work reviews what might best be described as “great insights and realizations of humanity”. Part Two explores what might best be referred to as “ultimate concerns of spirituality”. It is hoped that some of these insights and ideas will “strike a cord” and “resonate” with the reader who is seeking truth, freedom and meaning (beyond and/or in-spite-of the confines of religion, philosophy and psychology), and offer some meaningful perspectives for life and living. KeyWords: spirituality, spiritual but not religious, SBNR, eastern thought & philosophy, zen, existential, personal growth, personal development, self help, self improvement, www.DrDanMatzkePhD.com

Passion Death and Spirituality

Passion  Death  and Spirituality Book
Author : Kathleen Higgins,David Sherman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-05-30
ISBN : 9400746504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Robert C. Solomon, who died in 2007, was Professor of Philosophy and Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business at the University of Texas, USA. As the first book comprehensively to examine the breadth of Solomon’s contribution to philosophy, this volume ranks as a vital addition to the literature. It includes a newly published transcript of Solomon’s last talk, which responded to Arindam Chakrabarti on the concept of revenge, as well as the considered views of prominent figures in the numerous subfields in which Solomon worked. The content analyses his perspectives on the philosophy of emotion, virtue, business ethics, and religion, in addition to philosophical history, existentialism, and the many other topics that held this prolific thinker’s attention. Solomon memorably defined philosophy itself as ‘the thoughtful love of life’, and despite the diversity of his output, he was most drawn by central questions about the meaning of life, the essential role that emotions play in finding that meaning, and the human imperative to seek ‘emotional integrity’, in which one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions all contribute to a coherent narrative. The essays included here draw attention to the interconnections between the issues Solomon addressed, and evince the manner in which he embodied that integrity, living a life at one with his philosophy. They emphasize the central themes of passion, ethics, and spirituality, which threaded through his work, and the way these ideas informed his views on how we should approach grief and death. The multiplicity of topics alone make this keystone work an enlightening read for a full spectrum of students of philosophy, providing much to ponder and recounting a subtle and shining example of the emotional integrity Solomon worked so hard to define.

Awakening to Who We Are

Awakening to Who We Are Book
Author : MR Mark G Craig Med,Mark G. Craig
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2013-09-03
ISBN : 9781484069424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the notable Roman Catholic Theologian and Philosopher of the twentieth century said that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. In essence, this is what "Awakening to who we are" explores. We are each projections of divine consciousness appearing briefly in space-time as somebody. Our true nature however, is to be nobody as we are nothing – our essence is an indestructible non-materiality. The author chooses several unique pathways, taking the reader across some fascinating terrain. Drawing on the rich insights of modern psychology and philosophy, quantum physics and spirituality, it reveals a wealth of meanings for the one disenchanted by contemporary manifestations of religion. A most accessible read and one that, potentially, will change the way you see yourself and the world for evermore.

Who am I I am I Ultimate Existential Reality Answer Vedanta God and Science conversation

Who am I  I am I   Ultimate Existential Reality Answer  Vedanta  God and Science conversation Book
Author : Ravi S. Iyer
Publisher : Ravi S. Iyer
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 935311652X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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iami1.wordpress.com blog book posts on: * Who am I? I am I. The Ultimate Answer to THE Existential Reality Question * Belief in God that is Compatible with Science * Contemporary (early 21st century) God and Science Conversation In spiritual posts, mention of contemporary spiritual leaders is avoided as the attempt is to emphasize spiritual teachings/paths/philosophy/knowledge which may be viewed as universal though the Hindu way of expressing them is used. It must also be mentioned that a few posts are specific to Hinduism. The God and Science conversation posts may be helpful to scientists and technologists from any religious tradition - Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, etc. - to courageously counter ridicule of their belief in God from some atheist top scientists and technologists. Excerpts Some time ago I heard some group sing, “Love is the answer; Now, what was the question?” What a Mahavaakya (Great pithy statement)! Perhaps it is at the level of the Great Upanishadic Mahavaakyas like Thath Thwam Asi (You are That). "I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness." - Max Planck "Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve." - Max Planck

Authentic Knowing

Authentic Knowing Book
Author : Imants Baruss,Imants Barušs
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9781557530844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is the meaning of life? Where does everything come from? Why is anything? In Authentic Knowing, Imants Baruss shows us how we might transform ourselves so that we can come closer to answering these existential questions. Baruss argues persuasively that our knowledge is limited by the interpretations of experiences provided by the society around us. These include the materialistic explanations belonging to a traditional scientific worldview, which can account for neither the nature of matter nor anomalous phenomena, such as near-death experiences. However, authenticity, the effort to act on the basis of one's own understanding, can form the basis for answers to existential and scientific questions. Authentic Knowing is an accessible and humane presentation of our most basic concerns and draws on a wide variety of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, and theoretical physics. Enhanced with the author's own varied experiences and copious references for those who seek to read further, this book will appeal to and challenge scientists, psychologists, and all those who have ever asked about the meaning of life.

The American Spiritual Culture

The American Spiritual Culture Book
Author : William Dean
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2006-08-22
ISBN : 9780826418968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, now in paperback, William Dean describes the spiritual culture that is grounded in the emerging American story.

Science Belief and Society

Science  Belief and Society Book
Author : Catto, Rebecca,Kaden, Tom
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2019-05-22
ISBN : 1529206979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, covering everything from science communication, health and education to immigration and national values. Yet, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce. This wide-ranging book critically reviews the ways in which religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific methods, traditions and theories. Contributors explore how, for some secularists, ‘science’ forms an important part of social identity. Others examine how many contemporary religious movements justify their beliefs by making a claim upon science. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the United States, the book shows how debates about science and belief are firmly embedded in political conflict, class, community and culture.

Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes

Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes Book
Author : Adrian Tomer,Grafton T. Eliason,Paul T. P. Wong
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 1136676910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this new volume, death is treated both as a threat to meaning and as an opportunity to create meaning.

Death Anxiety and Religious Belief

Death Anxiety and Religious Belief Book
Author : Jonathan Jong,Jamin Halberstadt
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2016-08-25
ISBN : 1472571649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear. The thought that the fear of death motivates religious belief has been around since the earliest speculations about the origins of religion. There are hints of this idea in the ancient world, but the theory achieves prominence in the works of Enlightenment critics and Victorian theorists of religion, and has been further developed by contemporary cognitive scientists. Why do people believe in gods? Because they fear death. Yet despite the abiding appeal of this simple hypothesis, there has not been a systematic attempt to evaluate its central claims and the assumptions underlying them. Do human beings fear death? If so, who fears death more, religious or nonreligious people? Do reminders of our mortality really motivate religious belief? Do religious beliefs actually provide comfort against the inevitability of death? In Death Anxiety and Religious Belief, Jonathan Jong and Jamin Halberstadt begin to answer these questions, drawing on the extensive literature on the psychology of death anxiety and religious belief, from childhood to the point of death, as well as their own experimental research on conscious and unconscious fear and faith. In the course of their investigations, they consider the history of ideas about religion's origins, challenges of psychological measurement, and the very nature of emotion and belief.