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dc.contributor.authorVan der Merwe, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T07:00:28Z
dc.date.available2014-10-08T07:00:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationVan Der Merwe, E.K. 2010. A psychological perspective on the source and function of religion. HTS Teologiese studies/Theological studies, 66(1), Art. #331, 8 pages. [http://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0259-9422
dc.identifier.issn2072-8050
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/11592
dc.description.abstractThis article explored psychological perspectives on the following: the reasons for humans' religiousness, the influence of religion on people's perspective on life and the importance of understanding the impact of religion on the lives of people. Theories, including psychoanalytical and evolutionary answers regarding the origin of human's penchant to be religious were discussed. Subsequently, the focus was on the dominant influence of religious notions in people's worldview, providing meaning and powerfully influencing their cognitions, emotions and behaviour. Finally, the importance of nurturing spiritual (faith) development was discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v66i1.331
dc.description.urihttp://www.hts.org.za/index.php/HTS/article/viewFile/331/977
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAOSIS [OpenJournals Publishing/ © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attrib]en_US
dc.titleA psychological perspective on the source and function of religionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID11039736 - Van der Merwe, Eveline Karen


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