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Psychological type and attitude towards Celtic Christianity among committed Churchgoers in the United Kingdom: an empirical study

By Leslie J. Francis, Charlotte L. Craig and G. (Gill) Hall

Abstract

This article takes the burgeoning interest in Celtic Christianity as a key example of the way in which churches may be responding to the changing spiritual and religious landscape in the United Kingdom today and examines the power of psychological type theory to account for variation in the attitude of committed churchgoers to this innovation. Data provided by a sample of 248 Anglican clergy and lay church officers (who completed the Francis Psychological Type Scales together with the Attitude toward Celtic Christianity Scale) demonstrated that intuitive types, feeling types, and perceiving types reported a more positive attitude towards Celtic Christianity than sensing types, thinking types, and judging types. These findings are interpreted to analyse the appeal of Celtic Christianity and to suggest why some committed churchgoers may find this innovation less attractive

Topics: BR, BF
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:2820

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