Religion, spirituality, and transcendence

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Barnes-Holmes, D., Hayes, S. C., & Gregg, J. (2002). Religion, spirituality, and transcendence. In S.C. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes, & B. Roche (Eds.), Relational Frame Theory (pp. 239-251). New York: Springer US.

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RFT: Conceptual
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In this chapter, we will first consider an RFT approach to religious control in terms of rule-governance. We will then go on to consider spiritual and transcendent experience in
terms of the RFT account of self that was presented in Chapter 7. We will also present an experiential exercise that may be used to illustrate the RFT approach to these topics. Finally,
we will consider the implications of this analysis for an RFT interpretation of the use of the word “God” in human language.