This special issue is an outgrowth of The First International Congress on Religion and Mental Health held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Representing both a Western and an Islamic perspective, the authors were recruited to co-author a statement that would describe the Congress and assess the nature of the papers given. If the psychology of religion wishes to research and understand all religions worldwide, then dialogue between researchers having different cultural perspectives is indispensable. The challenge for scholars in this discipline is to neither present one's view as apologetic, nor to discard the perspectives of others as apologetic, but to respect them as the basis of their perception and conceptualization of the world. The authors in this issue attempt to do this.
Volume 12, Number 4, 2002 Contents: K.H. Reich, R.F. Paloutzian, Editors' Introduction. INVITED ESSAYS: S. Khalili, S. Murken, K.H. Reich, A.A. Shah, A. Vahabzadeh, Religion and Mental Health in Cultural Perspective: Observations and Reflections After the First International Congress on Religion and Mental Health, Tehran, I.R. Iran, 16-19 April 2001. S. Murken, A.A. Shah, Naturalistic and Islamic Approaches to Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Religion: Metaphysical Assumptions and Methodology--A Discussion. RESEARCH: P.J. Watson, N. Ghorbani, H.K. Davison, M.N. Bing, R.W. Hood, Jr., A.F. Ghramaleki, Negatively Reinforcing Personal Extrinsic Motivations: Religious Orientation, Inner Awareness, and Mental Health in Iran and the United States. PERSPECTIVE: A. Haque, K.A. Masuan, Religious Psychology in Malaysia. REVIEW: J.H. Rubin, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence by Mark Juergensmeyer.
Series: The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Volume 12, Number 4
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st September 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1