Making Meaning of Meaning-Making Research – The Background of Key Dimensions : Foredrag ved konferencen Mental Health, Practical Theology and Spirituality ved All Hallows College

Hvidt, N. C. (Foredragsholder)

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    The purpose of this presentation is to highlight central dimensions in research on meaning making and coping: secular, spiritual and religious. Different schools have put different emphasis on the three dimensions, but each is central. In presenting the existential tradition, I will draw on Yalom who in turn draws on both Kierkegaard, Sartre and other philosophers of existence. In presenting the spiritual and religious dimensions, I will outline how the concept of spirituality emerged in French Catholic Theology during the creation of the 17 volume Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, initiated in 1932 in order to distinguish the life of faith from - but not contrasted to - the doctrine of faith. On the background of this historical presentation of the concepts, I will present and problematize some studies on how religion and spirituality are conceptualized in contemporary research literature on meaning making and health.
    Periode10. jun. 2011
    Sted for afholdelseMental health
    PlaceringDublin, Irland