Roses in the wall, Norway

Seminar in Psychology of Religion

Welcome to the seminar: ”If I take death into my life...” From angst to meaningful living


14.03.2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Suffering is part of our life. It can be viewed as something that happens to us – or as something we do. Our choice of one or the other perspective has a huge impact on our experience. Existential philosophers, such as Kierkegaard and Heidegger, have made that point long ago. Contemporary psychology shows that they were right. In the course of this day, our attitudes toward suffering will be explored, followed by different approaches towards death and dying.

The seminar will be held by Tatjana Schnell, professor II at MF.
Teaching language: English

10.00 – 11.30: What is suffering? How do we deal with suffering? Different approaches toward suffering

11.30 – 11.45: Break

11.45  – 12.15: Crisis of meaning

12.15 – 13.00: Lunch

13.00 – 14.15: Dealing with death and dying: Tentative advances and self-exploration

14.00 -14.30: Reading Heidegger: "Only others die..."

14.30 – 14.45: Break

14.45 – 15.45: Two theories of how we deal with death and dying: Terror management theory and “The roar of awakening”
- Introduction
- Small group discussion: Who’s right?
- Plenary discussion

15.45 – 16: Summary, final questions


Tatjana Schnell

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NOK 950,- (incl. lunch)
MF-students can can participate for free (lunch not included).