The Psychology of Prayer and Worship: A Survey

Alastair V Campbell

Understandings of prayer on the part of James, Freud, and contemporary writers like Lee and the Wiemans, and of worship by Sargant, Pratt, Freud again, Reik and Jung. It is to be regretted that the study of prayer and worship has become detached from the main body of academic psychology, being mainly left in the domain of psychoanalysts. The distinction between objective and subjective aspects of prayer and worship has been too often overlooked. There is too great a bias towards Western Christian practice and not enough study of other religions and their experience.

Volume 02, Number 02 Nov 1972, p1