Religion and the Meaning of Life:
An Existential Approach

Clifford Williams

To be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020

“Human beings are hungry for significance. It is intolerable that life should 
consist of one darn thing after another”   
 John Cottingham, 
On the Meaning of Life (London and New York: Routledge, 2003), p. 32.


1 Why Should We Care About Meaning?
2 Boredom
3 Denial of Death
4 Acquiring Meaning
5 Suicide
6 The Divine One
7 Life After Death
8 Obstacles
9 How Should We Live So as to Die Well?
Epilogue: Facts the Heart Can Feel