The Relationship between Some Aspects of Religion and Purpose-in-Life Test Scores

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This study was an effort to objectify and test empirically Tillich's theory. Its purpose was to investigate certain traditional aspects of religion to see whether their presence was associated with purposefulness in life. The variables used in this study were measures of participation in a faith, belief in an afterlife, belief in God, past and current doubts, religious experiences, commitment implied in the consideration of a church related vocation, and of purpose in life. Tillich would say that participation in a faith, a belief in God, and a commitment of some kind are essential elements of one's ultimate concern. The ... continued below

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Yarbrough, Richard Paul August 1971.

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This study was an effort to objectify and test empirically Tillich's theory. Its purpose was to investigate certain traditional aspects of religion to see whether their presence was associated with purposefulness in life. The variables used in this study were measures of participation in a faith, belief in an afterlife, belief in God, past and current doubts, religious experiences, commitment implied in the consideration of a church related vocation, and of purpose in life. Tillich would say that participation in a faith, a belief in God, and a commitment of some kind are essential elements of one's ultimate concern. The belief in an after life is a common way of avoiding the anxiety of death, which is an element of the anxiety of meaninglessness of today. Doubt concerning the Ultimate undermines ones meaning or purpose in life.

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Yarbrough, Richard Paul. The Relationship between Some Aspects of Religion and Purpose-in-Life Test Scores, thesis, August 1971; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131454/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .