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The Psychology of Religious Experience in its Personal and Institutional Dimension


Alice Riley

Contents: In this book the author defines religious problems and explains the mechanisms that are operative when religious experience occurs, the principal one being personification. He also considers all aspects of religious experience as it relates to institutions. Numinosity is defined, the theories of Freud and Jung are utilized so as to avoid the religious nihilism of Freud and the opaqueness of Jung.