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Psychology of Religion

Paper Alert: Being Authentic is the New Image

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce that I have a new paper out: “Being authentic is the new image: a qualitative study on the authenticity constructions and self-images of Christian millennials in Africa”. The paper is published in Mental Health, Religion, and Culture via Routledge. The research was part of my M.Phil research on youth identity crisis at the University of Stellenbosch two years ago. This paper is my third research report on the experience of identity crisis among young...
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Paper Alert: God as an Attachment Figure

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce the publication of “God as an Attachment Figure: A Case Study of the God Attachment Language and God Concepts of Anxiously Attached Christian Youths in South Africa”. This article examines how young people experience God as a relational partner. The paper is published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (formally known as the American Journal of Pastoral Counselling) via Taylor & Francis. Below is the abstract: This study...
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Forgiveness: Psychological and Religious Aspects

Posted on20 May 2016
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There is now a widespread programme of empirical research on forgiveness (see, for example, Dimensions of Forgiveness, edited by E L Worthington, Templeton Foundation Press, 1998). My purpose here is to evaluate this programme, to see where it helps us to understand forgiveness, and where it may be missing the point. Forgiveness is only one of a series of religious practices that have been raided by the contemporary consumerist world for their practical efficacy. Transcendental...
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