The sacred character of community life.

@article{Pargament2008TheSC,
  title={The sacred character of community life.},
  author={Kenneth I. Pargament},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 1-2},
  pages={
          22-34
        }
}
Theory and research suggest that there is a basic and irreducible human yearning for a relationship with something that transcends ourselves, something sacred. The sacred can be understood not only in individual terms, but also in terms of relationships, settings, and communities. Empirical studies indicate that the sacred has powerful implications for human behavior; it can be an organizing force and a resource to people in their most difficult times, yet it can also be a source of seemingly… CONTINUE READING
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