The Psychology of Religion and Coping

Theory, Research, Practice

Kenneth I. Pargament

May 23, 1997
ISBN 9781572302143
Price: $125.00
548 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
February 15, 2001
ISBN 9781572306646
Price: $65.00
548 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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When faced with a crisis, why do some people turn to religion to help them cope, while others turn away? Is religious belief merely a defense or a form of denial? Is spirituality a help or a hindrance in times of stress? Building a much-needed bridge between two different worlds of thought and practice—religion and psychology—this volume sensitively interweaves theory with first-hand accounts, clinical insight, and scientific research. The book underscores the need for greater sensitivity to religion and spirituality in the context of helping relationships, and suggests a range of ways that faith might be used more fully to help people in crisis.