The 16 Strivings for God



This Ground Breaking Work Will Change The Way We Understand Religion Period Previous Scholars Such As Freud, James, Durkheim, And Maslow Did Not Successfully Identify The Essence Of Religion As Fear Of Death, Mysticism, Sacredness, Communal Bonding, Magic, Or Peak Experiences Because Religion Has No Single Essence Religion Is About The Values Motivated By The Sixteen Basic Desires Of Human Nature It Has Mass Appeal Because It Accommodates The Values Of People With Opposite Personality Traits This Is The First Comprehensive Theory Of The Psychology Of Religion That Can Be Scientifically Verified Reiss Proposes A Peer Reviewed, Original Theory Of Mysticism, Asceticism, Spiritual Personality, And Hundreds Of Religious Beliefs And Practices Written For Serious Readers And Anyone Interested In Psychology And Religion Especially Their Own , This Eminently Readable Book Will Revolutionize The Psychology Of Religious Experience By Exploring The Motivations And Characteristics Of The Individual In Their Religious Life.The 16 Strivings for God

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • The 16 Strivings for God
  • Steven Reiss
  • English
  • 17 April 2017
  • 9780881465570

10 thoughts on “The 16 Strivings for God

  1. says:

    Summary A new psychology of religious experience that argues that religions enjoy such a wide embrace because they offer repeated opportunities to satisfy sixteen basic motivations or strivings common to all human beings.St Augustine of Hippo in The Confessions wrote, Thou has made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee Steven Reiss, a psychologist whose most recent work has been in the area of motivation, argues that this striving, restless heart, expressed in a multi faceted variety of ways, is the basis for the continuing appeal of religion and indeed that any major religion worth its salt appeals to all of sixteen strivings or motivations.This contention is rooted in Reiss s work in motivation theory Through a series of large scale surveys, Reiss and his associates discovered sixteen basic desires that he would argue are common to all human beings Individuals have their own pattern of strong and weak desires, the interplay of which...

  2. says:

    Meh I read the book to mine the underlying motivations for religious activity On that level, I was appreciative of the information But this system of understanding motivation wasn t produced in a religious context or with relig...

  3. says:

    A refreshing and often brilliant look at the psychology of religion While I came away with some feeling that Reiss is trying to quantify the unquantifiable, he has made an important contribution to the field He make ...

  4. says:

    Good book A little repetitive.In general an excellent book The chapter 7 is a bit repetitive and some ideas are already discussed in previous chapters but the core message of the book the theory is refreshing.

  5. says:

    A religion expert as co author really could have improved this book.

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