Seminar in Psychology of Religion
Welcome to the seminar: ”If I take death into my life...” From angst to meaningful living
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”
- Small group discussion: Who’s right?
- Plenary discussion
15.45 – 16: Summary, final questions
NOK 950,- (incl. lunch)
MF-students can can participate for free (lunch not included).