This new introductory text sets out in plain language the basic elements of seven major theories of the psychology of religion. James Forsyth has produced a compelling survey of seminal psychological theorists, including Freud, Jung, James, Fromm, Allport, Maslow, and Frankl, to explain to students how theories of religion emerge from both theory and life experience. Each chapter introduces the theory and provides a biography of each thinker. It then moves to outline the thinker's personality theory and theory of religion. Each chapter concludes with an evaluation of the theories. Key features: Compelling, well-written introduction to complex psychological theory Consistent organizational scheme for each chapter Organized by theorist instead of by topic Suggested readings for each chapterJames Forsyth Ph.D. is the author of 'Psychological Theories of Religion', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130480682 and ISBN 0130480681.