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Psychological Type, Religion, and Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Christopher Alan Lewis

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190 pages

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Comprising a selection of contemporary state of the art research that focuses on psychological type, religion, and culture, this book can be divided into two particular areas of research. The first section focuses on the religion and psychological type of Church leaders, while the second section reports on Church members, their religion, and their psychological type.

The book attests to the importance of Jungian Psychological Type theory in understanding individual differences in religiosity within a variety of samples. Authored by a wide range of international scholars, employing a wide range of measures, among diverse samples and in a variety of different cultures, this research provides an important contribution to current and future research. It facilitates future research work in the area outside of the white, Anglo-Saxon, Anglophone, Christian context on which it has traditionally been focused. This book was originally published as a double special issue of the Mental Health, Religion & Culture journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Psychological type, religion, and culture Christopher Alan Lewis

Part I: Church leaders, religion, and psychological type

1. Confirming the psychological type profile of Anglican churchmen in Wales: a ministry for sensing types V. John Payne and Christopher Alan Lewis

2. Psychological types and self-assessed leadership skills of clergy in the Church of England Laura Watt and David Voas

3. Psychological type and the training relationship: an empirical study among curates and training incumbents Greg Smith

4. Early and late responders to questionnaires: clues from psychological type Kelvin J. Randall

5. Psychological type profile of Protestant church leaders in Australia: are clergymen and clergywomen different? Mandy Robbins and Ruth Powell

6. Psychological type profile of clergywomen and clergymen serving in the New York metropolitan area of the Reformed Church in America Marjorie H. Royle, Jon Norton and Thomas Larkin

7. Work-related psychological health and psychological type: a study among Catholic priests in Italy Leslie J. Francis and Giuseppe Crea

8. Psychological type functions and biblical scholarship: an empirical enquiry among members of the Society of Biblical Literature Andrew Village

Part II: Church members, religion and psychological type

9. Psychological type differences between churchgoers and church-leavers Matthew J. Baker

10. The psychological type profile of Christians participating in fellowship groups or in small study groups: insights from the Australian National Church Life Survey Leslie J. Francis, Mandy Robbins and Ruth Powell

11. Created to be guardians? Psychological type profiles of members of cathedral Friends associations in England Judith A. Muskett and Andrew Village

12. Unsettling the guardian: quest religiosity and psychological type among Anglican churchgoers David S. Walker

13. Inside Southwark Cathedral: a study in psychological-type profiling David W. Lankshear and Leslie J. Francis

14. Spiritual well-being and psychological type: a study among visitors to a medieval cathedral in Wales Leslie J. Francis, John W. Fisher and Jennie Annis

15. The perceiving process and mystical orientation: a study in psychological type theory among 16- to 18-year-old students Christopher F.J. Ross and Leslie J. Francis

16. The personality of the Fourth Evangelist Derek Edwin Noel King

17. Do different psychological types look for different things in sermons? A research note Leslie J. Francis, Christopher Stone and Mandy Robbins

About the Editor

Christopher Alan Lewis is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia. He is co-Editor of the Mental Health, Religion & Culture journal.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General