Modes Of Religiosity

Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106154
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Modes Of Religiosity from the Author: Harvey Whitehouse. Religions whatever else they may be are configurations of cultural information reproduced across space and time. Beginning with this seemingly obvious fact of religious transmission, Harvey Whitehouse goes on to construct a testable theory of how religions are created, passed on, and changed. At the center of his theory are two divergent 'modes of religiosity: ' the imagistic and the doctrinal. Drawing from recent advances in cognitive science, Whitehouse's theory shows how religions tend to coalesce around one of these two poles depending on how religious behaviors are remembered. In the 'imagistic mode, ' rituals have a lasting impact on people's minds, haunting not only our memories but influencing the way we ruminate on religious topics. These psychological features are linked to the scale and structure of religious communities, fostering small, exclusive, and ideologically heterogeneous ritual groupings or factions. In the 'doctrinal mode', on the other hand, religious knowledge is primarily spread through intensive and repetitive teaching; religious communities are contrastingly large, inclusive, and centrally regulated. While these tendencies have long been recognized in the history of the study of religion, the modes of religiosity theory is unique in that it explains why these tendencies exist. More importantly, Whitehouse does not give the final word, but invites us to join a series of collaborative networks among anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, and psychologists, currently trying to falsify, confirm, or refine the theory. Are you tired of the flood of descriptions and interpretations of religions which offer no clear strategy for evaluation, comparison, and testing? Modes of Religiosity can provide you with a new way to think when you think about religion."

Modes Of Religiosity In Eastern Christianity

Author: Vlad Naumescu
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 382589908X
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Modes Of Religiosity In Eastern Christianity from the Author: Vlad Naumescu. This volume offers original insights into the religious transformationstaking place in post-socialist western Ukraine. Applying acognitive theory based on two modes of religiosity, the doctrinaland the imagistic, Vlad Naumescu reveals the mechanisms ofreproduction and change that make the local eastern Christiantradition a living tradition of faith.

The Effects Of Early Maladaptive Schemas And Religiosity On Adjustment And Mood Among African American College Students

Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549285571
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The Effects Of Early Maladaptive Schemas And Religiosity On Adjustment And Mood Among African American College Students from the Author: . Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) were developed for the study and treatment of personality disorders, major depression and many other forms of psychopathology, and though the research done with EMS has expanded to include more non-clinical samples, none of the studies have included racially diverse samples. This study sought to extend the existing research concerning the utility of EMS Domains with an African-American sample which consisted of college students. Specifically, the purpose for the study was to examine the effect that EMS would have on mood and adjustment within this population, and the ways in which religiosity would moderate those relationships. The Young Schema Questionnaire, Short Form 3 (YSQ-S3), the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ), the Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS), the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSE) and the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB) were administered to an African-American, undergraduate sample (N = 129) at two colleges located in the Northeast. It was found that EMS Domains were inversely related to level of positive affect and college adjustment. It was also found that the EMS Domains were positively related to negative affect. Additionally, it was found that Daily Spiritual Experience was found to moderate the relationship between the EMS Domains, mood and college adjustment, but Spiritual Well-Being did not moderate those relationships. The results suggest that EMS can be used as a means of treating both undergraduate and African-American people in counseling centers as they can reliably give an idea of how these populations are functioning. Furthermore, the results suggest that with African-Americans students, religiosity can have an impact on functioning such that higher levels of religiosity lead to improved mood and adjustment, even when faced with some of the issues that contribute to EMS. These results also can influence the ways in which academic institutions understand and treat African-American students, making it necessary to incorporate an understanding of how this population makes use of religion as a means of dealing with stressors, adjustment and many other concerns.

Religiosity As A Predictor Of Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms In Single Parented African American Families

Author: Amy L. Johnson
Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 054953279X
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Religiosity As A Predictor Of Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms In Single Parented African American Families from the Author: Amy L. Johnson. This study investigated the influence of religiosity on adolescent internalizing symptoms in single-parented African American families, giving attention to related factors that may impact this association, such as maternal depression, socioeconomic status, mothers' co-parent relationship, and ethnic identity. Data was analyzed using path analysis and resulted in a complex model for understanding adolescent internalizing in African American families. Religiosity was positively correlated with internalizing problems. Possible reasons for this association are discussed. Nevertheless, results support the idea that religion is an important factor in internalizing symptoms for African Americans. Ethnic identity also emerged as a major predictor of maternal depression and adolescent religiosity. The current study provides a framework for future related research and for promoting healthy psychological adjustment for African American adolescents.

Mind And Religion

Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759106192
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Mind And Religion from the Author: Harvey Whitehouse. This collection examines new psychological evidence for the modal theory and attempts to synthesize this theory with other theories of cognition and religion.

Arguments And Icons Divergent Modes Of Religiosity

Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191584169
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Arguments And Icons Divergent Modes Of Religiosity from the Author: Harvey Whitehouse. Why do initiations in Papua New Guinea often subject novices to violence and terror? Why do some cargo cults lead to regional unity and others to regional divisions? How have features of cognitive processing in missionary Christianity contributed to new forms of identity among Melanesians? The theory of `modes of religiosity' which Whitehouse here develops answers these and a range of other questions about Melanesia with reference to a set of interconnections between styles of religious transmission, systems of memory, and patterns of political association. Although building his argument on detailed Melanesian ethnography, Whitehouse goes on to suggest that the theory of modes of religiosity may have wider applicability. Thus, in the final two chapters of this book, he explores such diverse topics as the spread of Reformed Christianity in sixteenth-century Europe, the interpretation of Upper Palaeolithic cave art, the genesis of tribal warfare, and the impact of literacy on social transmission and organization.

Participation And Beliefs In Popular Religiosity

Author: Francesco Zaccaria
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004180966
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Participation And Beliefs In Popular Religiosity from the Author: Francesco Zaccaria. Exploring the relation between popular religious participation and beliefs about God, human suffering, Jesus Christ and the church, this empirical-theological study offers the picture of a complementary relation between popular religiosity and official religion within Italian Catholicism.

The Social Context Of Religiosity

Author: Jerry Delmas Cardwell
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780819111357
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Heart Condition

Author: Shawn P. Lang
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449705316
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Heart Condition from the Author: Shawn P. Lang. Heart Condition From Religiosity to Relationship with the Creator is a collection of journal entries inspired by the Holy Spirit during a time of deep reflection, introspection, and quest for certainty. The book encourages a closer, more intimate relationship with the Creator and to break the bonds of religion, traditions of men, and self-righteousness in the Christian community. Heart Condition suggests that the church has come between God and his people(unwittingly), and that now is a great time for self-examination to see whether or not we are truly of the faith, so that we can once again turn this world upside down the way Jesus Christ did during his earthly ministry. Heart Condition is the author’s journey and personal experience in developing intimacy with the Lord.