Faith and loneliness

V. Chornobai


The article is debated question whether people can have a deep attachment to God, and whether their personal faith or some other forms of religiosity can be an effective deterrent against loneliness. Although some Christian religious authors have described their faith as an effective buffer against loneliness, empirical investigations have given mixed results. Nevertheless, it is proved that Christians that have intimate relationships with God, and are securely attached to Him, who view God as a loving, protective yet just, score lower in loneliness. 

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