Berguer, Rochedieu: Flournoy's legacy in the Genevan school of the psychology of religion

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Title
Berguer, Rochedieu: Flournoy's legacy in the Genevan school of the psychology of religion
Journal
Archiv für Religionspychologie / Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Author(s)
Brandt P.-Y.
ISSN
0084-6724
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
35
Number
1
Pages
31-46
Language
english
Abstract
In 1891 Théodore Flournoy (1854-1920) became the first Professor of Psychology to be
appointed at the University of Geneva, and his teaching regularly included references to religion.
His successor, Georges Berguer, who taught psychology of religion, began as privat-docent in
1910 and received a full professorship in Religious Psychology and the History of Religion in
1928. French-speaking Switzerland is one of the rare places in the world where psychology of
religion has been taught continuously since the very beginning of the 20th century. The aim of
this article is to shed light on this tradition and especially on Georges Berguer (retired in 1944)
and Edmond Rochedieu (retired in 1965) who succeeded Flournoy. This historical enterprise
concludes with some reflections on the role of the psychology of religion at the intersection of
psychology and the study of religions.
Keywords
history of the psychology of religion, status of the psychology of religion, Geneva
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