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Christianity, like the world’s other major religions, provides its followers with moral teachings intended to shape and guide behaviour. The importance given to different moral issues, however, differs among believers. Psychology offers some insights into how moral decisions are made, and why people who are members of the same faith and claim to share a set of beliefs can nevertheless hold very different moral priorities.
The Revd Jennifer Brown is Science Missioner in the Churn Benefice, and is also researching for a PhD in the Psychology of Religion, focusing on the relationship between participation in religious worship and moral thinking.