The study of Hall’s individual religious psychological development theory

CHEN Yongsheng1 YU Ruying2

(1.Zhejiang Normal University)
(2.Mental Health Education Center of the Student Office of Wenzhou University)

【Abstract】The characteristics of Hall’s individual religious psychological development theory are as follows: an investigation of individual religious psychology development path focusing on adolescence; the explanation of individual religious psychology development motivation supported by evolution theory; and the exploration of individual religious psychology development method based on comprehensive application. Its historical contribution lies in that it has laid the foundation of scientific research on teenagers’ conversion psychology, initiated a lifelong discussion on the development of individual religious psychology, and pointed out the direction of integrated investigation on the development of individual religious psychology. Its historical limitation lies in: the explanation of individual religious psychology based on instinct inheritance is weak, and some theological propositions cast a shadow on the scientific development of religious psychology.

【Keywords】 Hall; individual religious psychology; development theory; background; characteristics; status;

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【Funds】 The National Social Science Fund of China (12BZJ002)

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June 2017

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  • 1 Background of Hall’s individual religious psychological development theory
  • 2 Main characteristics of Hall’s individual religious psychological development theory
  • 3 The historical status of Hall’s individual religious psychological development theory
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