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Review of 'The Psychology of Religious Awakening'

Review of 'The Psychology of Religious Awakening' Reviews the book, The Psychology of Religious Awakening by Elmer T. Clark . The records of the present study constitute the largest collection of personal religious experiences ever brought together. Three types of religious awakening are distinguished: the definite crisis (conversion) comprising only about 7 per cent of the cases; the gradual awakening, in which religion dawns by a developmental process unaccompanied by significant upheaval, containing 66 per cent of the cases; and the emotional stimulus type of awakening which though essentially gradual yet has some specific event as the beginning of the religious consciousness, in 27 per cent of the cases. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychological Bulletin American Psychological Association

Review of 'The Psychology of Religious Awakening'

Psychological Bulletin , Volume 26 (12): 2 – Dec 1, 1929

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American Psychological Association
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0033-2909
eISSN
1939-1455
DOI
10.1037/h0065585
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Abstract

Reviews the book, The Psychology of Religious Awakening by Elmer T. Clark . The records of the present study constitute the largest collection of personal religious experiences ever brought together. Three types of religious awakening are distinguished: the definite crisis (conversion) comprising only about 7 per cent of the cases; the gradual awakening, in which religion dawns by a developmental process unaccompanied by significant upheaval, containing 66 per cent of the cases; and the emotional stimulus type of awakening which though essentially gradual yet has some specific event as the beginning of the religious consciousness, in 27 per cent of the cases.

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Psychological BulletinAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Dec 1, 1929

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