Spiritual Identity: Personal Narratives for Faith and Spiritual Living

Journal Title: Religions - Year 2012, Vol 3, Issue 2


In this article we outline a theoretical and methodological framework for spiritual identity as meaning in folk psychology. Identity is associated with psychological elements of personality that help people manage a time-bound existence. This discussion is extended on anthropological grounds, noting that spiritual goals are reinforced when they become symbolically self-important, often through religious ritual. This makes religious tradition and culture of monotheist exemplars centrally important to understanding idiosyncratic folk narratives like spiritual success.

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Kevin S. Reimer and Alvin C. Dueck


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  • EP ID EP25239
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/rel3020251
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Kevin S. Reimer and Alvin C. Dueck (2012). Spiritual Identity: Personal Narratives for Faith and Spiritual Living. Religions, 3(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-25239