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Moral Psychology
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1. Moral psychology should not be treated of as a division of general psychology; it should find its own formal object within the horizon of theological ethics or moral theology. This would avoid the psychologizing which is rightly felt to be out of place in the domain of religion and morals and provide the key to the understanding of moral psychology as a theological discipline. As to method, it would follow that only a dynamic psychology can be of use. A static, atomizing, positivist psycholog…

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Johannes Bökmann, “Moral Psychology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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