Religion and Critical Psychology: Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy

Carrette, Jeremy R. (2007) Religion and Critical Psychology: Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 253 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-42306-9. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Jeremy 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; and, 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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Jeremy Carrette
Date Deposited: 23 May 2008 08:18
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 10:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3119 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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