Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives by Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels

By Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels

This quantity positions itself at the leading edge of 2 fields in psychology that take pleasure in quickly expanding awareness: either the learn of human lives and a few middle domain names of such lives as faith and spirituality are excessive at the schedule of present examine and instructing. Biographies and autobiographies are being approached in new methods and became relevant to the learn of human lives as an item of study and a  Read more...

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10) 12 See for example the interesting cross-cultural and developmental research on folk biology which obviously sustains the notion that cognitive universality does not preclude cultural diversity and that the ways people deal with the world affect the ways they cognize it (cf.

Lifetime and eternity 29 nature and purpose of the human condition; they reflect as well as shape the quest for the “good life” (Freeman & Brockmeier, 2002). But what is a “good life”? ” A good life is aware of its time and its beyond; it is lived with the consciousness of its finitude. That there is a world beyond one’s individual horizon is of course all but a Greco-Judeo-Christian conviction. But we have learnt from many historical and cross-cultural studies that there are profound cultural differences in people’s ideas of self, world, time, and beyond.

The language of human temporality: Narrative schemes and cultural meanings of time. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2, 102–118. (Also Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Studies, Public Lecture Series, 2001, Vol. shtml) Brockmeier, J. (2000). Autobiographical time. Narrative Inquiry, 10 (1) (Special Issue on “Narrative Identity”), 51–73. Brockmeier, J. (2001). Time. In Encyclopedia of life writing: Autobiographical and biographical forms. Vol. 2 (pp. 876–878). London: Fitzroy Dearborn. Brockmeier, J.

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