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Testing Pluralism

Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods


Edited by Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos

This volume of the Religion and the Social Order series examines the phenomenon of the globalization of religions that has particularly characterized the last fifty years. Historically, religions were relatively tightly connected with territoriality. The advent of relatively inexpensive and relatively accessible air transport has made it possible for groups of significant size to move from their original homelands and resettle in new sites. In contrast to predictions associated with secularization theories that dominated the middle of the twentieth century, today we find that the world’s religions continue to provide meaning and value in the lives of their adherents. This volume examines at a global level a variety of such groups and their adjustments.

Lucas A. Keefer and Faith L. Brown

attachment dimensions to test the prediction that attachment to God has unique predictive ability for each psychological outcome in a multiple regression analysis. All missing data were removed casewise , meaning that each statistical test was conducted with all available data to maximize statistical power

Ross W. May and Frank D. Fincham

peripheral features, we can expect that individuals will correctly recognize and recall more central features of God. In addition, they should also be more likely to erroneously recognize and recall more central features. These predictions have been supported in prototype research involving memory recall and

Aryeh Lazar

stronger will be the contribution of that aspect to the prediction of that individual’s satisfaction with that something. The notion that satisfaction is dependent not only on the perception of what an individual receives but also by what that individual expects is the basis of Need Fulfillment Theory

Nima Ghorbani, P. J. Watson, Hamid Reza Gharibi and Zhuo Job Chen

model generalizes to Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and other traditions of religious spirituality. In addition, the model presumes that an explicitly religious spirituality can and should be differentiated from generic spirituality. Needing analysis, therefore, are predictions that a truly generic

Caroline Rigo and Vassilis Saroglou

. Two rationales suggest predictions that diverge, to some extent. On the one hand, large international studies have indicated that restrictive sexuality- and family-related morality has a much stronger presence among Muslims than among Christians, even if they both differ similarly from the morality of

Yunus Bayramoglu, Mehmet Harma and Onurcan Yilmaz

, and why “singles” are more religious . The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion , 10 , 111 - 123 . Granqvist , P. , & Hagekull , B. ( 2003 ). Longitudinal predictions of religious change in adolescence: Contributions from the interaction of attachment and relationship status

Christian Zwingmann and Sebastian Murken

. However, specific diffi- culties and risks are intertwined with chiliastic forms of coping with the future, namely: the derogation of this world, the problems arising from a prediction of ex- plicit dates for the end of the world, and the connection between millenarianism and violence. 1. Introduction The

Towards a Theory of Spiritual and Religious Experiences

A Building Block Approach of the Unexpected Possible

Chris A. M. Hermans

scholars who consider cultures to be labels for assumed homogenous populations (such as collectivistic vs. individual). There is too much intra-cultural variation to make reliable predictions based on such an abstract definition of culture. In our time, this variation is influenced by processes of

Development of a German Implicit Measure of Religiosity

Theoretical and Methodical Considerations, Initial Construction, and Validation

Robin E. Bachmann

. Nevertheless, the sc-iat could significantly improve the prediction (model 2a), Δ R 2 = .01, F (1, 386) = 7.48, p < .01. It did likewise regarding the prediction of the crs , R 2 = .69, F (1, 387) = 878.61, p < .001, Δ R 2 = .01, F (1, 386) = 9.02, p < .01. However, including the crs , the sc