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 Part I: Church leaders, religion, and psychological type 1. Confirming the psychological type profile of Anglican churchmen in Wales: a ministry for sensing types 2. Psychological types and self-assessed leadership skills of clergy in the Church of England 3. Psychological type and the training relationship: an empirical study among curates and training incumbents 4. Early and late responders to questionnaires: clues from psychological type 5. Psychological type profile of Protestant church leaders in Australia: are clergymen and clergywomen different? 6. Psychological type profile of clergywomen and clergymen serving in the New York metropolitan area of the Reformed Church in America 7. Work-related psychological health and psychological type: a study among Catholic priests in Italy 8. Psychological type functions and biblical scholarship: an empirical enquiry among members of the Society of Biblical Literature Part II: Church members, religion and psychological type 9. Psychological type differences between churchgoers and church-leavers 10. The psychological type profile of Christians participating in fellowship groups or in small study groups: insights from the Australian National Church Life Survey 11. Created to be guardians? Psychological type profiles of members of cathedral Friends associations in England 12. Unsettling the guardian: quest religiosity and psychological type among Anglican churchgoers 13. Inside Southwark Cathedral: a study in psychological-type profiling 14. Spiritual well-being and psychological type: a study among visitors to a medieval cathedral in Wales 15. The perceiving process and mystical orientation: a study in psychological type theory among 16- to 18-year-old students 16. The personality of the Fourth Evangelist 17. Do different psychological types look for different things in sermons? A research note
Christopher Alan Lewis is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre at Glyndŵr 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.