Religion and the meaning of life: an existential approach

"We humans are troubling paradoxes. We intensely want our lives to be meaningful, to count for something, to matter not only in individual and social ways but in a "cosmic" way. At the same time, we often evade thinking about meaning and let ourselves be driven by impulse instead of m...

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Main Author: Williams, Clifford 1943-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge New York Port Melbourne New Delhi Singapore Cambridge University Press 2020
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in religion, philosophy, and society
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Religiosity / Meaning of life
Further subjects:B Spirituality
B Meaning (Philosophy)
B Philosophy and religion
B Life
B Religion
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Summary:"We humans are troubling paradoxes. We intensely want our lives to be meaningful, to count for something, to matter not only in individual and social ways but in a "cosmic" way. At the same time, we often evade thinking about meaning and let ourselves be driven by impulse instead of meaningfulness. This paradox is troubling-and puzzling-because it looks as though we undermine the very thing we most want. This book is about both poles of this paradox. It describes ways of acquiring meaning plus obstacles to acquiring meaning, including ones we ourselves initiate"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1108421563