THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION: AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH (4th ed.) By Ralph W. Hood, Peter C. Hill, & Bernard Spilka. Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton This is the book I wish I had when taking my first course in the Psychology of Religion in the early 1970s. I can certainly recommend this book to professors and to anyone who wants to learn more about the scientific study of religion. Perhaps my only advice would be to check out the latest edition. I read and taught from the fourth edition of this classic psychology of religion text, which provides an important survey of the state of empirical research in the psychology of religion and spirituality. When I wrote this review, I had just finished teaching a course titled the Psychology of Religion and was pleased I had chosen this text because of the comprehensive and balanced overview the authors offer. All of the authors are psychological scientists. New to this edition is Peter Hill, Professor of Psycho
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