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Search for Meaning
     

Search for Meaning

by William H. Willimon, Thomas H. Naylor, Magdelena R. Naylor
 
A economist, a pastor, and a psychiatrist join forces to encourage readers to examine their lives and themselves intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, and to examine seriously and systematically the why of our existence. "A good job. . . . A quest for meaning cannot be conducted without some reference to an ultimate concern".--James M. Wall, Christian Century.

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A economist, a pastor, and a psychiatrist join forces to encourage readers to examine their lives and themselves intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, and to examine seriously and systematically the why of our existence. "A good job. . . . A quest for meaning cannot be conducted without some reference to an ultimate concern".--James M. Wall, Christian Century.

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Library Journal
This book grew out of an undergraduate seminar at Duke University, taught during Operation Desert Storm by an economist and a theologian; later, a psychiatrist from Warsaw joined the seminar faculty. These authors present very clearly not only the meaninglessness, alienation, and acquisitiveness of modern life but also its consequences--orthodoxy, hedonism, narcissism, and health fetishism. Believing that being, rather than having, is the key to meaning, the authors discuss meaningful work, helpful tools in the search for meaning (e.g., psychotherapy, literature, art, religion, education), and the development of soul. This book never imposes an ideology or doctrines of any religion, but it does guide the reader toward honest searching. Highly recommended for all libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687025862
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.69(d)

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