Kenneth Pargament Lecture: Sacred Matters: Implications of Spirituality for Health and Well-Being

DateApril 17, 2013Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
LocationKayser Auditorium
Baylor University
Waco, TX
DescriptionKenneth I. Pargament, professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, will  define spirituality in terms of a basic human yearning for the sacred, a motivation that cannot be fully reduced to other psychological, social, and physical factors.  I will examine empirical literature which suggests that:  (l)  people are motivated to preserve and protect what they hold sacred; (2) the sacred is a resource to people, particularly in stressful circumstances; (3) the sacred is linked with powerful spiritual emotions and psychosocial benefits; (4) the search for the sacred can take destructive paths.  I will conclude by considering recent efforts to integrate spirituality more fully into our efforts to improve the human condition.



• Ken Pargament Lecture (free)


04/17/2013 3:30 PM

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PublisherInstitute for Studies of Religion
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