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Contemporary spiritualities [electronic resource] : social and religious contexts / edited by Clive Erricker and Jane Erricker.

Contributor(s): Erricker, Clive | Erricker, Jane, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Issues in contemporary religion: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xix, 252 p.).ISBN: 9780826484376 (electronic bk.); 0826484379 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Religion and sociology | Spirituality | Sociologie religieuse | Spiritualit�e | RELIGION -- Spirituality | Spiritualiteit | Godsdienstige bewegingen | Sociale aspectenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary spiritualities.DDC classification: 291.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Influential writers and thinkers: a retrospective reconsideration and a contemporary contextualization / Clive Erricker -- Mysticism and contemporary society: some Teilhardian reflections / Ursula King -- Bede Griffiths and the one universal reality / Shirley du Boulay -- Thomas Merton: monk for the contemporary world / Danny Sullivan -- Thomas Merton: monk for the contemporary world / Danny Sullivan -- Jiddu Krishnamurti and the open secret / Clive Erricker -- The Dalai Lama: dimensions of spirituality / Geshe Thupten Jinpa -- Carol Christ: feminist spirituality and narrative theology / Ruth Mantin -- Faith communities: spiritual divesity, hope and tension in the modern world / Clive Erricker -- In the realm of the deathless: the Thai Buddhist Forest Retreat Order / Clive Erricker -- A society in transition: ISKCON's spiritual path / Anna S. King -- The Amish: case study of a religious community / Richard Stevick -- 'Until the power of the Lord comes down': African American Pentecostal spirituality and tarrying / David D. Daniels III -- Taiz�e: a global and postcolonial theology of community / Liam Gearon -- The diaspora of the Khoja Shi�a Ithnasheeries / Clive Erricker --Street spirituality: a narrative case study of a street community / Jane Erricker.
Summary: Spirituality can be understood within both a religious and secular context. Fuelled by the controversy that surrounds different understandings of human identity and notions of progress, knowledge and truth in modernist and postmodernist contexts, the concept of spirituality is a hotly contested topic of debate as to its relevance within contemporary culture and its meaning within religious traditions. This book aims to inform readers on this debate and contextualize it within these different frames of reference. It approaches the topic of spirituality with an identification of the major influe.
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Influential writers and thinkers: a retrospective reconsideration and a contemporary contextualization / Clive Erricker -- Mysticism and contemporary society: some Teilhardian reflections / Ursula King -- Bede Griffiths and the one universal reality / Shirley du Boulay -- Thomas Merton: monk for the contemporary world / Danny Sullivan -- Thomas Merton: monk for the contemporary world / Danny Sullivan -- Jiddu Krishnamurti and the open secret / Clive Erricker -- The Dalai Lama: dimensions of spirituality / Geshe Thupten Jinpa -- Carol Christ: feminist spirituality and narrative theology / Ruth Mantin -- Faith communities: spiritual divesity, hope and tension in the modern world / Clive Erricker -- In the realm of the deathless: the Thai Buddhist Forest Retreat Order / Clive Erricker -- A society in transition: ISKCON's spiritual path / Anna S. King -- The Amish: case study of a religious community / Richard Stevick -- 'Until the power of the Lord comes down': African American Pentecostal spirituality and tarrying / David D. Daniels III -- Taiz�e: a global and postcolonial theology of community / Liam Gearon -- The diaspora of the Khoja Shi�a Ithnasheeries / Clive Erricker --Street spirituality: a narrative case study of a street community / Jane Erricker.

Spirituality can be understood within both a religious and secular context. Fuelled by the controversy that surrounds different understandings of human identity and notions of progress, knowledge and truth in modernist and postmodernist contexts, the concept of spirituality is a hotly contested topic of debate as to its relevance within contemporary culture and its meaning within religious traditions. This book aims to inform readers on this debate and contextualize it within these different frames of reference. It approaches the topic of spirituality with an identification of the major influe.

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