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Ageing and the future of belief

Peter G. Coleman

in Belief and ageing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424600
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301530 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0009
Ageing and the future of belief

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This chapter brings together the main points of this book in observations on the changing context of belief, the importance of finding meaning in life, and possible future trends in spiritual exploration. It argues that belief will become an increasingly important feature of identity, for it is more likely to be chosen and willed rather than assumed.

Keywords: ageing; belief; finding meaning in life; spiritual exploration; identity; future

Chapter.  3457 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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