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Authors: Martin Lang and Radek Kundt

God module” in the brain (Albright 2000), the sciences brought a competing framework that was radically incompatible with the interpretative framework in the humanities, thus echoing the old Methodenstreit (Wiebe 2019: 130-138). While the simplistic approaches in the life sciences were subsequently

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

creative, and report higher life satisfaction. Third, according to contemporary positive psychologists, meaning in life is associated with purpose (e.g., life aims and aspirations), coherence (e.g., one’s comprehension and sense of life), and significance (e.g., having a life worth living). Contrary to

In: Terror Management Theory
Author: Barbara Keller

that makes life worth living. In accord with theoretical writings regarding normative and humanistic ideologies, the findings suggest that, at least among American Christians, political conservatism may entail a fear of, or strong sensitivity to, the prospects of conflict and chaos, whereas political

In: Taking Psychoanalytic and Psychometric Perspectives toward a Binocular Vision of Religion
Author: Jonathan Black

spiritual gifts to accompany and confirm the word, but rather he sees it as something more thoroughgoing. As the believer is baptised in the Spirit, divine life ‘will flow out’ and so, filled with this divine life, the Spirit-baptised believer ‘will become a channel, a living sacrifice, out of which will

In: The Theosis of the Body of Christ
Author: Eric Ziolkowski

as a hallmark of human life. Together with reasoning and tool-making, which underlie the concepts of homo sapiens and homo faber , the religious and literary capacities alike are considered definitive aspects of human life—hence the term homo religiosus , coined by the British anthropologist R. R

In: Religion and Literature: History and Method

, “Clearly Anselm began his thinking about God inside the faith. He was not in search of God or in search of a proof of God; he already had come to know God for himself in the life of the Church.” 68 For Anselm, the ontological argument was a creative exploration pertaining to notions of goodness and

In: The Nature and Promise of Analytic Theology

living, this is seen as constituting strong evidence for the phenomenon (e.g., see Stevenson 1997; Tucker 2005). Most often, but not exclusively, these marks correspond with wounds that would have been inflicted at the time of death in a previous life. Congenital abnormalities such as missing fingers

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Jeff Carter

" or interviewing people in their local language. It may include such activities, but in fact, fieldwork is more essentially an engagement between the scholar and a domain of human life worthy of inquiry. It is a mode of investigation that not only recognizes the context-dependent character of all

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Faydra Shapiro

unprecedented opportunity for the autonomy of personal life for “everybody”. It also contains a serious danger—of motivating mass withdrawal into the “private sphere” while “Rome burns.” (1967: 117) Many within the Jewish community would argue that the “informed assimilation” chosen by some Livnot participants

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Author: Joseph Bulbulia

and orienting religious com- mitments (which, as we have seen come easily to children) for the benefits these commitments bring to children over the long haul. In living in a group of strongly motivated co-religionists who reliably recognize the genuine com- mitments of others, no external policing is

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion