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ATITUDINEA RELIGIOASĂ A TINERILOR – PERSPECTIVE PSIHOLOGICE
THE RELIGIOUS ATTITUDE OF YOUNG PEOPLE – PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

Author(s): Maria Belea
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii de Nord, Baia Mare
Keywords: religiosity; morality, young people; Psychology of Religion; existential fulfillment;

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays, the international Psychological literature analyses the religious attitude from different perspectives, trying through some multidimensional and transdisciplinary approaches to avoid the risk of falling into a religious reductionism. As the results of the nowadays scientific researches from the Psychology area prove, the religious attitude is not regarded with suspicion or indifference any more, but it constitutes a rigorous subject of study and worth of the biggest respect, both to the influence of religiosity upon other domains of human life, and to the rediscovery of a possible therapeutic value of religious behavior. Starting from a short analysis of the paths created by the main exponents of the Psychology of Integrated Religion with some contributions added by philosophers, theologists and historians of the sacred, this paper emphasizes the possible relations between the openness towards religiosity and the existential fulfillment of the young people.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 295-305
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian