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Processes Involved in Losing Religious Faith Following Traumatic Events: A Narrative Analytic Study.

Lochner, Jennifer H. (2009) Processes Involved in Losing Religious Faith Following Traumatic Events: A Narrative Analytic Study. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

Objectives: This study examines two narrative accounts of the processes involved in losing religious and spiritual beliefs following traumatic life events. Design: A dual case study narrative analytic approach was used to examine participants’ meaning-making processes Method: Detailed semi-structured interviews were conducted with two (female) participants who had lost their religious faith following a traumatic life event which had occurred more than one year ago. Data were analysed using an adapted form of Me Adam’s (1993) Autobiographical Approach. Results: Participants discussed issues including moments of realisation, intellectual questioning, renegotiation of relationships and social identity, isolation, searching for meaning and finding new meaning. Conclusions: Implications for therapeutic practice are considered, as are recommendations for future research. 

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Lochner, Jennifer H.
Date : 2009
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2009.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 06 May 2020 14:06
Last Modified : 06 May 2020 14:11
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/856022

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