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The most comprehensive work in the field, it examines aspects of all the world's major religions, integrating the theoretical, empirical and clinical literature on the psychology of religion. Includes both objective and subjective perspectives. The most significant studies in German and French literature are discussed as well as other important contributions from around the world. Literature of an objective nature considers behavioral and comparative (animal) psychology, the biological bases of religion, experimental approaches and correlational studies. The subjective perspective encompasses psychoanalytic approaches. Four biographical studies of the field's most prominent thinkers--Hall, James, Freud and Jung--are included, along with brief biographical sketches of a dozen or so other contributors.