The unconventional beliefs of conventional churchgoers : the matter of luck
Francis, Leslie J., Williams, Emyr and Robbins, Mandy. (2006) The unconventional beliefs of conventional churchgoers : the matter of luck. Implicit Religion, Vol.9 (No.3). pp. 305-314. ISSN 1463-9955Full text not available from this repository.
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A sample of 65 men and 93 women attending eight Anglican churches in Wales completed a questionnaire concerned with beliefs, attitudes and practices. Alongside conventional Christian belief, unconventional belief was assessed by eight items relating to good luck and eight items relating to bad luck. Alongside conventional Christian behaviour, unconventional behaviour was assessed by eight items relating to protection from bad luck or promotion of good luck. The data demonstrate how many churchgoers combine their conventional Christian beliefs about God with unconventional beliefs about good and bad luck. It is perhaps this special blend of conventional Christian beliefs and practices with unconventional beliefs and practices that helps to define the implicit religion of Anglicans in Britain today.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Church of England -- Membership -- Psychological aspects, Anglicans -- Psychological aspects, Faith and reason -- Christianity, Fortune -- Religious aspects, Belief and doubt, Implicit religion|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Implicit Religion|
|Publisher:||Equinox Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 305-314|
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