Strengthened by the Spirit: Religion, Spirituality, and Resilience Through Adulthood and Aging

  • Carol Ann Faigin
  • Kenneth I. Pargament


Human beings endure a multitude of life events, from daily frustrations to the terror of combat. What factors determine whether people flourish or flounder in the face of adversity? Traditional approaches to this question have investigated the biological, sociological, and psychological. These discoveries have led to a greater understanding of the framework of resilience. However, another growing body of research, generated by the field of psychology of religion and spirituality, may further inform our appreciation of resilience pathways.


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  1. 1.Togus VA Medical Center, 1VA CenterAugustaUSA

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