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The Religious Impulse

The Religious Impulse

Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson will discuss the psychological, moral, spiritual, and emotional motivations that underlie the drive toward religious thinking and practice.

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Terms to Know
"Social Glue Theory"

A key component in the religious scholarship of Durkheim.

"Terror before the Sacred"

A concept in Otto's religious scholarship.

"Ultimate Concern"

A key component of Tillich's religious scholarship.

"Utter Dependence"

A concept in the religious scholarship of Schleiermacher.


A non-rational drive or desire.


A key concept in the religious scholarship of van der Leeuw.