Religion Past and Present

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I. What Is Psychology?

The psyche (Soul: IV) as the object of psychology is accessible only through a theory that attempts to obtain a cognitive grasp of the inner life and experience of human beings (thinking, imagining, wishing, feeling). As “citizens of two worlds” (I. Kant), human beings confront the psyc…

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Heine, Susanne, Murken, Sebastian, Schweitzer, Friedrich and Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Psychology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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