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Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology : Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith

Posted on 27 November 2013 Gavin Glenn

“Does religion do more harm or good? Kudos to Thomas Plante for inviting these diverse and distinguished scholars to offer evidence-based answers. Those interested in the roots of virtue and the fruits of faith need look no further than this splendid volume.”

David G. Myers, Hope College
Author of A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Athiests:
Musings on Why God is Good and Faith isn’t Evil


“In Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith, Professor Thomas Plante has brought together an all star team of leading experts who provide the reader with a readable, compelling, and evidence based understanding of the psychological benefits of spiritual and religious practice and engagement. The book is likely to become a classic in the field of positive psychology and the psychology of religion and spirituality and thus should be on the shelves of those who conduct research and practice in this area.”

Harold G. Koenig, MD
Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Haelth
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina


“Uplifting and illuminatingthe chapters in this volume will be of tremendous value to researchers, practitioners, and anyone else interested in the religious and spiritual dimension of positive psychology. These fruits of the spirit are ripe for the plucking.”

Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center
Author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping: Theory, Research, Practice


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