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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:45:38Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:45:38Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Johnson, Brian. 2007. "The Role of Social Factors in the Acquisition of Religious Beliefs." Thesis, Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Lycoming College. en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID107 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1610 en_US
dc.description other en_US
dc.description Senior field research paper submitted as part of undergraduate coursework in Sociology and Anthropology at Lycoming College. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study utilizes qualitative interview and data analysis techniques to investigate how the social context and mode of transmission of religious concepts influence the process by which those concepts are accepted by individuals and intrapsychically transformed into beliefs. Five members of Christian church congregations in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area were interviewed concerning their personal histories of religious belief. Findings largely support several existing theoretical models of the social and cognitive determinants of religious belief acquisition, but also suggest that it may be appropriate to accord greater salience to some particular aspects of those theories. Possible implications of this theoretical framework for cross-cultural interactions are also addressed. en_US
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject belief en_US
dc.subject social transmission en_US
dc.subject socialization en_US
dc.subject cognition en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject Williamsport en_US
dc.subject Pennsylvania en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh US en_US
dc.title The Role of Social Factors in the Acquisition of Religious Beliefs en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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