Compose a 1500 words assignment on relgious history interview using theroies/concepts. Needs to be plagiarism free! Her answers would be used as a reference in the discussion and noted according to the corresponding question, say, Q7 if the sentence refers to her answer to Question 7. Hereafter, she will also be referred to as the “Subject”.
The paper is in line with the tradition of several of the psychological schools of thought regarding religion enumerated by Hood (1998). These different schools attempt to address an underlying tension from the apparent divergence between the objects and ends of psychology and religion by using scientific research and empirical data such as that derived from personal interviews.
Such apparent divergence results from the fact that while psychologists study phenomena and assume these are real, psychologists who study religion address “an object whose reality can be received only in the state of faith” (Wulff, 1991, p. 32). And as Richards and Bergin (1997) argue, psychological skepticism and religious belief have given rise to the clash between the scientific methods acceptable to psychology (objective scientific data) and religion (subjective and experiential data).
By linking theory and experience, this paper attempts to shed some light into the religious experience using concepts of psychology. The discussion will have four parts which answers key issues on the topic of psychology of religion: how a person’s religious orientation is developed, how religion affects life and behaviour, how to cope with religious crisis, and how religion is linked with one’s work.
The intrinsic-extrinsic religious orientation model (Allport, 1950) serves as a conceptual basis for this study because the upbringing and family of a person influences the way the person accepts and practices religion. Such influence can be positive or negative depending on the nature of the experience.