Indonesian Journal for The Psychology of Religion
Vol 1 No 2 (2021)

Perbandingan Teori 4 Dimensi Keagamaan (4BDRS) dan Teori Tahapan Iman Fowler untuk Riset Psikologi Agama di Indonesia: Perbedaan, Perkembangan Terkini dan Implikasi

Lindawati Lindawati (Pendidikan Agama Kristen, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia)
Ihan Martoyo (Universitas Pelita Harapan
Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia)

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Publish Date
08 Mar 2022


A lot of studies in psychology of religion have been conducted in Indonesia, however not many used tested theoretical frameworks. In this short review, two theories that are growing in international research and received considerable attention in psychology of religion studies in Indonesia, will be surveyed and compared. The 4 Basic Dimensions of Religiousness Scale (Saroglou) provides a multidimensional approach to religiousness that involves the aspects of: (1) Cognitive (Believing), (2) Affective (Bonding), (3) Behavior, and (4) Community (Belonging). On the other side, Fowler’s Stages of Faith offers a framework to discuss the psychological structure that becomes the vessel for religious manifestation at a certain faith stage apart from the content of a specific faith. This survey and comparison will help provide options for more systematic research on psychology of religion with a more tested theoretical framework in Indonesia.

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Indonesian Journal for The Psychology of Religion is a biannual journal that publishes excellent research papers explaining the effect of religion among the Indonesian people. We accept original empirical research papers, literature reviews, or commentaries on relevant issues. Author(s) are ...