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dc.contributor.advisorMencken, Frederick Carson, 1964-
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Kimberly D. (Kimberly Denise), 1987-
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T15:50:05Z
dc.date.available2012-08-08T15:50:05Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-08-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8425
dc.description.abstractThe discourse on religious compensators argues that people will pursue different religious experiences and activities based on the social class in which they belong because the rewards of religion are contingent upon one’s social and economic class (Stark & Bainbridge, 1987). To further examine religion and one’s feelings of purpose, I develop and test the hypothesis that the impact of a supernatural encounter with God will be much stronger for those who belong to the marginalized class of individuals who did not complete a high school education. Based on previous literature, the expectation of this study is that individuals without a high school degree will be more likely to seek out deviant religious experiences and will be significantly impacted by deviant experiences because the marginalized struggle to find a sense of purpose in other areas of their lives.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectReligious experiences.en_US
dc.subjectSense of purpose.en_US
dc.titleFilled with purpose : the effects of deviant religious experiences on sense of purpose.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Sociology.en_US


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