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Resources of the Self

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/10.1093/0195134915.003.0008
Resources of the Self

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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

Chapter.  15050 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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