Publisher description for The psychology of religion and coping : theory, research, practice / Kenneth I. Pargament.


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When faced with a crisis, why do some people turn to religion to help them cope, while others turn away? Is religious belief merely a defense or a form of denial? Is religion a help or a hindrance in times of stress? Building a much-needed bridge between two different worlds of thought and practice religion and psychology this volume sensitively interweaves theory with first-hand accounts, clinical insight, and empirical research. The book underscores the need for greater sensitivity to religion and spirituality in the context of helping relationships, and suggests a range of ways that clinicians might work more effectively with religious issues in therapy.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Psychology, Religious, Adjustment (Psychology) Religious aspects