Existential anxiety and religiosity

  title={Existential anxiety and religiosity},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Peters},
  journal={Critical Research on Religion},
  pages={275 - 291}
  • F. Peters
  • Published 12 September 2019
  • Psychology
  • Critical Research on Religion
Analysis of the psychological processes involved in generating the sense of supernatural agency, as well as social scientific research into the factors most directly associated with the prevalence of religious belief and practice (religiosity), both support a common finding: the direct correlation between levels of existential anxiety and the prevalence and intensity of religiosity (religious belief and practice). All functional elements of religion (beliefs, rituals, prayers) involve efforts… 



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