In the past four decades or so, the so-called psychology of religion - after having been deemedextinct, impossible or unlikely - has risen to prominence again: the number of publications israpidly growing, an impressive secondary literature (handbooks, introductions, etc.) is availablealready, infrastructure has been developed (a number of new journals devoted to the subjecthave been founded, organizations have been established, increasingly funding is going to thearea), attracting many new researchers. Organizations like the American PsychologicalAssociation are now publishing in the field of psychology of religion (and its Div. 36 ["psych ofrel"] with almost 3,000 members is already midsized among the APA-divisions).
This bookdocuments this re-emergence and development.