Religion and Critical Psychology: Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Religion and Critical Psychology

Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy, 1st Edition

By Jeremy Carrette

Routledge

272 pages

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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
  • 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General
REL075000
RELIGION / Psychology of Religion