Application of psychol. to the field of religion; tries to collect facts of religious consciousness, systematize them, est. relation bet. them, and explain them on basis of gen. psychol. principles. The only proper function of psychol. of religion in the field of conservative theol. is to explain the phenomena connected with the remnant of the natural knowledge of God and of the Law written in the hearts of all (Ro 2:1415). See also Apologetics, IV D; Psychology.
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