Title

Quo Vadis Psychology of Religion? Introduction to the Special Section

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

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 variable itself. Th e six articles that follow detail possible new developments, as covered in our concluding overview.

Keywords

Psychology, Religious

Publication Title

Archive for the Psychology of Religion

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

18

DOI of Published Version

10.1163/157361208X316935

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