n HTS : Theological Studies - A psychological perspective on god-belief as a source of well-being and meaning : original research
|Article Title||A psychological perspective on god-belief as a source of well-being and meaning : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Author||E. Karen Van Der Merwe, Chrizanne Van Eeden and Hans J.M. Van Deventer|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||1 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||African religion, Christian religion, God-concept, God-image, Meaning and Psychological well-being|
This article reports on a qualitative exploration of the well-being and meaning that second- and third-generation Christians from an African context experience because of their integration of religion in their life and being. A textured, integrated tapestry is created of the participants' understanding of God (God-concept), experience of their relationship with God (God-image) and understanding of life as coloured by their belief systems. The contribution of their God-belief to their sense of meaning and psychological well-being frames the tapestry of this article.
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