“The Psychology of Salvation” was first published in 2008 in the independent journal Quaker Theology. Interpreting the early Quaker view of salvation — conversion of heart — through contemporary psychological concepts of schemas and cognitive dissonance, the essay seems appropriate for this time of pandemic (summer of 2020) when many are rejecting the advice of medical experts and refusing to protect themselves and others. I have reprinted the essay here in serialized form, and Simon Grant has kindly provided a full version of the essay in HTML form. A full PDF version is also available.
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