Beyond Beliefs: Religions Bind Individuals Into Moral Communities

@article{Graham2010BeyondBR,
  title={Beyond Beliefs: Religions Bind Individuals Into Moral Communities},
  author={Jesse Graham and Jonathan Haidt},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={140 - 150}
}
  • J. Graham, J. Haidt
  • Published 20 January 2010
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
Social psychologists have often followed other scientists in treating religiosity primarily as a set of beliefs held by individuals. But, beliefs are only one facet of this complex and multidimensional construct. The authors argue that social psychology can best contribute to scholarship on religion by being relentlessly social. They begin with a social-functionalist approach in which beliefs, rituals, and other aspects of religious practice are best understood as means of creating a moral… 
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