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Landscapes of the SoulThe Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life$
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Douglas V. Porpora

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134919

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134915.001.0001

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Resources of the Self

Resources of the Self

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(p.237) Chapter 7 Resources of the Self
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Landscapes of the Soul
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Douglas V. Porpora (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134915.003.0008

Explores the ways in which religious experience and other kinds of peak experience lend a narrative coherence to the whole of life and thus become resources for self‐making. Included among the experiences investigated are an Eastern experience of cosmic consciousness and a Christian fundamentalist experience of salvation.

Keywords:   Christian fundamentalist, self‐making, resources of the self, peak experience, religious experience, narrative coherence, salvation, cosmic consciousness

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