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dc.contributor.editorSmeets, Wim
dc.description.abstractPeople are now more liberated to give meaning to their life and to select values they deem important. What effect does this have on conversations about meaning and spirituality with the upcoming generation? Nowadays, shared religious and church practices are not as prevalent as they once were. Is a personal testimony of how meaning and spirituality have developed in one's own life the or a way of communicating something to children, pupils, and students? One way of sharing a testimony is the 'spiritual autobiography', a practice that was developed in the US and later brought to the Netherlands by Jannet Delver. It is now used in universities and higher vocational schools. Also for group discussions with clients, writing and sharing one's spiritual biography has been found to contribute to (re)finding sources of strength in difficult times. In this book, the method is applied in an intergenerational context through a series of letters between the editor and his daughters Elsemarijn and Janneleen, along with an accompanying discussion. Additionally, many professionals and scientists provide their – personal – perspectives. Living as a search for the meaning of life need not be laborious, but rather engaging and contagious.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherMeaning; Spirituality; Existential psychology; Personal development; Biography; Religious education
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DN Biography and non-fiction prose
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational::YP Educational material::YPM Educational: Mathematics, science and technology, general::YPMP Educational: Sciences, general science
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::V Health, Relationships and Personal development
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JM Psychology
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JB Society and culture: general
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QR Religion and beliefs::QRV Aspects of religion
dc.titleLeven als zoekpartij
dc.title.alternativeIntergenerationele zingeving en spiritualiteit

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