Digest of terms


asense of purpose and meaning held by a person regarding the kind of life they feel an obligation to try to live. This 'calling' may not be totally explicable in immediate reasoning but is often 'intuited' or deeply felt. It may be referred to as coming from beyond the self, such as from a given family duty, or a personal calling from God. Critics may maintain that an attraction arising from the prospective role itself is being rationalized and given religious sanction.

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