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The quest for purpose : the collegiate search for a meaningful life

Author: Perry L Glanzer; Johnathan P Hill; Byron R Johnson
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glanzer, Perry L. (Perry Lynn).
Quest for purpose.
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017018250
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry L Glanzer; Johnathan P Hill; Byron R Johnson
ISBN: 9781438466859 1438466854 1438466846 9781438466842 9781438466866 1438466862
OCLC Number: 982373480
Description: xii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : The context of the quest. Are colleges giving up on life's meaning and purpose? The historical and cultural context --
The adolescent journey : the precollege path to finding meaning and purpose --
Mapping the presence of purpose : how identity, social context, and education matter --
--
Part II : Figuring out college students' quest. Developing purpose in the contemporary university : four stories --
Mapping what makes life meaningful --
The diverse purposes of college students --
Is purposelessness a problem? --
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Part III : Questing in the university. Encountering purpose in the classroom --
Looking for purpose outside of class --
--
Part IV : The heart, hope, and soul of purpose. Purpose with soul : the religious --
Finding purpose in a universe without one : the nontheists --
How does the story end? Purpose, the good life, and the future.
Responsibility: Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson.

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