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This information is made available in order to facilitate research, mentorship, and teaching opportunities among scholars interested in the psychological study of religion. ALL other uses are prohibited. Name and Title
      Tõnu Lehtsaar, Ph.D. Professor of Practical Theology
Institutional Affiliation
      University of Tartu, Estonia. Faculty of Theology.
Mailing Address
      University of Tartu, Estonia. Faculty of Theology.
Email AddressResearch Interests
      I have been doing research and teaching in following areas. Ddevelopment of communication skills, the psychology of religious experience, pastoral counselling, religious developments in Estonia, rhetoric, homiletics. My special interest is the structure of a religious experience and the religious experiences relationships to the rest of the life experience.
Representative Publications
    • Lehtsaar, T., Lukaszewski, M., Malony H.N. (1998). A factor analysis of the Religious Status Inventory in the Estonian language. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 4, pp. 253-263.
    • Lehtsaar, T., Pilli, E. (1998). Religious thinking of Estonian teenagers. In M. Dietrich (Hrsg.), Forschungen zur Anthropologie und Religionsgeschichte: Band 33. Religionen in der sich veränderndern Welt (pp. 73-77). Münster: Ugarit Verlag.
    • Lehtsaar, T. (1998). Religiöse Entwicklung in Estland nach 1989. In D. Pollack, I. Borowik, W. Jagodschinski (Hrsg.), Religiöser Wandel in den Postkommunistischen Ländern Ost- und Mitteleuropas (pp. 409-427). Würzburg: Ergon Verlag
    • Lehtsaar, T. (2000). Religious experiencing. A psychological study of religious experiences in a lifelong perspective. Åbo: Åbo Akademi University.
Research Keywords
      Phenomenological, new religious movements.
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
      Psychology of Religion, sociology of religion, psychology of new religious movements, pastoral communication, pastoral counseling, homiletics.
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
      Ph.D., Dr.Theol.
Languages Spoken
      Estonian (native), Russian, German, English

 

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