Fanaticism as a Destructive Form of Faith

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Abstract

The psychological analysis of fanaticism is presented in the article. The fanaticism is considered as a destructive form of faith, such as superstition and prejudice. The differences between the fanaticism and superstition, as well as fanaticism and prejudice, are shown. The psychological preconditions of personality development, which can evoke the formation of fanaticism, are described. The link between the level of psychological health of personality and possibilities of the emerging of fanaticism are outlined.

General Information

Keywords: psychology of faith, psychology of religion, fanaticism, superstitions, prejudices, development of personality, psychological health

Journal rubric: Psychology of Faith, Christian Psychology and Psychotherapy

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2014220504

For citation: Inina N.V. Fanaticism as a Destructive Form of Faith. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2014. Vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 89–102. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2014220504. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nataliya V. Inina, Psychotherapist, Employee of the Department of General Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow state University, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, St. John the Theologian Orthodox Institute of The Russian Orthodox University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: Inina-n@mail.ru

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