Religious Quest

Morality and Religion


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This week the required and provided link explores the subject of morality (Ethics and moral philosophy) and religion from:  “Morality and Religion: A Psychological Perspective” by Anca Mustea, Oana Negru, and Adriana Opre from Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, 2011. This file can be accessed at: 


The abstract for this article reads:

“The present article investigates how psychological theories of morality approach the relation between morality and religion, debating the role religion plays in human moral development in contemporary societies. Firstly, we critically discuss how the major approaches of morality in psychological theory and research view human moral conduct and moral reasoning. Secondly, we appraise cultural psychology conceptualizations of morality, depicting how they fit religion in a relativist approach on what is moral. Thirdly, capitalizing on the findings of cross-cultural research regarding the relation between morality and religion, we debate and present a pilot study on directions in researching the relation between religion and a psychological approach of morality.”


Remember the redesign of this course in the Common Course Outline efforts at UIW requires each of us to locate expert, professional, and scholarly sources to advance discussions within the focus of religious quest.

See the lecture on the topic and more in the Class Notes tab for this week.

Thoughts and sources, class?


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