Sundén's Role Theory: An Impetus to Contemporary Psychology of Religion
Keywords:Hjalmar Sundén, psychology of religion, role theory, narrative psychology, symbolic interactionism, religious experience, religious symbolism
This commemorative volume brings together articles in homage of professor Hjalmar Sundén. Sundén’s contributions to the psychology of religion are today recognized virtually throughout the world, but are particularly important in the Nordic countries. Psychology of religion owes much to professor Sundén and so do many psychologists of religion. This volume includes two parts. The articles in the first part are of a more personal character, focusing on personal encounters with Sundén (Owe Wikström) and descriptions of individual experiences and the role of a pilgrim (René Gothóni). The articles in the second part all relate to Sundén’s scholarly achievement, highlighting role theory and narrative psychology (J. A. Belzen), role theory and symbolic interactionism (H. A. Alma and M. H. F. van Uden), roles and religious experience (Hans Stifoss-Hanssen), and religious symbolism and role taking (Nils G. Holm).
The Integrity of the Religious Experience:The Role of Hjalmar Sundén as Teacher and Mentor
Becoming the Pilgrim to be InterviewedMy Field Research in Retrospect
On Religious ExperienceRole Theory and Contemporary Narrative Psychology
Sundén's Role Theory of Religion and Symbolic Interactionism
Roles Constitute Religious ExperienceFiction and Fact in Hjalmar Sundén's Role Theory, Attribution Theory and Psychodynamic Theory
Religious Symbols and Role Taking
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