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Callings, Journeys, and Quests

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195134919
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834563 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134915.003.0007
Callings, Journeys, and Quests

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Investigates how frequently people apply to their lives the traditional metaphors of calling or vocation, journey, and quest. To what do people feel called? Where are they going on life's journey? For what are they questing? The conclusion of this chapter is that in the fading use of these metaphors, what is fading as well is moral idealism and the sense that our undertakings have any larger significance.

Keywords: call; calling; journey; life's journey; moral idealism; quest; significance; vocation

Chapter.  14987 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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