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Epilogue - Facts the Heart Can Feel

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2020

Clifford Williams
Affiliation:
Trinity International University, Illinois
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This book has been a sustained invitation to care about meaning. The first chapter dealt with such caring explicitly – wanting to please the Divine One, who has created humans with a desire to exemplify intrinsic goods, prompts one to care about meaning. Three chapters described conditions that caring about meaning address – existential boredom, fear of death, and finding an answer to the question, “Why do I keep living?” The enhancement thesis – that believing in a loving creator and in life beyond death can enhance one’s life significantly – invites one to consider how one’s life can become more meaningful. The described some ways how one could live so as to die well, ways whose attractiveness can move one to care about them.

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Religion and the Meaning of Life
An Existential Approach
, pp. 174 - 175
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Facts the Heart Can Feel
  • Clifford Williams, Trinity International University, Illinois
  • Book: Religion and the Meaning of Life
  • Online publication: 23 March 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108377317.011
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  • Facts the Heart Can Feel
  • Clifford Williams, Trinity International University, Illinois
  • Book: Religion and the Meaning of Life
  • Online publication: 23 March 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108377317.011
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  • Facts the Heart Can Feel
  • Clifford Williams, Trinity International University, Illinois
  • Book: Religion and the Meaning of Life
  • Online publication: 23 March 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108377317.011
Available formats
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