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The Spiritual in the Secular

The Spiritual in the Secular

Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa

  • Author: Patrick Harries,David Maxwell
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802866344
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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David Livingstone's visit to Cambridge in 1857 was seen as much as a scientific event as a religious one. But he was by no means alone among missionaries in integrating mission with science and other fields of research. Rather, many missionaries were remarkable, pioneering polymaths. This collection of essays explores the ways in which late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century missionaries to Africa contributed to various academic disciplines, such as linguistics, ethnography, social anthropology, zoology, medicine, and many more. This volume includes an introductory chapter by the editors and eleven chapters that analyze missionary research and its impact on knowledge about African contexts. Several themes emerge, including many missionaries' positive views of indigenous discourses and the complicated relationship between missionaries and professional anthropologists. Contributors: John Cinnamon Erika Eichholzer Natasha Erlank Deborah Gaitskell Patrick Harries Walima T. Kalusa John Manton David Maxwell John Stuart Dmitri van den Bersselaar Honor Vinck

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

  • Author: George Schner
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 0889201706
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 125
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Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

  • Author: Robert A. Burns
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761841272
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 131
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Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religious pluralistic society that has ever existed.

The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular

The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular

Auroville and Secular India

  • Author: Robert Neil Minor
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791439913
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular presents an account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville s eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of secularism in India."

The Modern Spirit of Asia

The Modern Spirit of Asia

The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

  • Author: Peter van der Veer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400848555
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, exploring how Western concepts of spirituality, secularity, religion, and magic were used to translate the traditions of India and China. He traces how modern Western notions of religion and magic were incorporated into the respective nation-building projects of Chinese and Indian nationalist intellectuals, yet how modernity in China and India is by no means uniform. While religion is a centerpiece of Indian nationalism, it is viewed in China as an obstacle to progress that must be marginalized and controlled. The Modern Spirit of Asia moves deftly from Kandinsky's understanding of spirituality in art to Indian yoga and Chinese qi gong, from modern theories of secularism to histories of Christian conversion, from Orientalist constructions of religion to Chinese campaigns against magic and superstition, and from Muslim Kashmir to Muslim Xinjiang. Van der Veer, an outspoken proponent of the importance of comparative studies of religion and society, eloquently makes his case in this groundbreaking examination of the spiritual and the secular in China and India.

Seeking the Sacred

Seeking the Sacred

Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World

  • Author: Thomas Moore,Roméo Dallaire,Martin Rutte,Marion Woodman
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1550227246
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 140
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Speaking from experience—where things can go wrong and wrongs can remain unrighted—the five modern thinkers in this collection offer ways to maintain a spiritual life outside of a strictly religious context. Based on the acknowledgement that religious doctrine and academic paradigm do not always have adequate answers for the world's complicated problems, the essays draw on a rich mosaic of beliefs, customs, and study to address issues from social justice and morality to consciousness and the place of faith. Noted thinker Thomas Moore explores the nature of the soul, while General Roméo Dallaire shares his trials of faith in the face of evil from his 1994 tour in Rwanda. Other ways for spirituality to inform daily life are also dealt with, from putting a wish for peace into action to reaching out to others in a time of need. As these writers name parts of everyday life as sacred and worthy of devotion, they help to lead readers who are seeking something greater in their lives down a mindful, spiritual path.

Ein säkulares Zeitalter

Ein säkulares Zeitalter

  • Author: Charles Taylor
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518740407
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1297
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Was heißt es, daß wir heute in einem säkularen Zeitalter leben? Was ist geschehen zwischen 1500 – als Gott noch seinen festen Platz im naturwissenschaftlichen Kosmos, im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge und im Alltag der Menschen hatte – und heute, da der Glaube an Gott, jedenfalls in der westlichen Welt, nur noch eine Option unter vielen ist? Um diesen Wandel zu bestimmen und in seinen Folgen für die gegenwärtige Gesellschaft auszuloten, muß die große Geschichte der Säkularisierung in der nordatlantischen Welt von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart erzählt werden – ein herkulisches Unterfangen, dem sich der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor in seinem mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Buch stellt. Mit einem Fokus auf dem »lateinischen Christentum«, dem vorherrschenden Glauben in Europa, rekonstruiert er in geradezu verschwenderischem Detail die entscheidenden Entwicklungslinien in den Naturwissenschaften, der Philosophie, der Staats- und Rechtstheorie und in den Künsten. Dem berühmten Diktum von der wissenschaftlich-technischen »Entzauberung der Welt« und anderen eingeschliffenen Säkularisierungstheorien setzt er die These entgegen, daß es die Religion selbst war, die das Säkulare hervorgebracht hat, und entfaltet eine komplexe Mentalitätsgeschichte des modernen Subjekts, das heute im Niemandsland zwischen Glauben und Atheismus gefangen ist.

The Spirit of Secular Art

The Spirit of Secular Art

A History of the Sacramental Roots of Contemporary Artistic Values

  • Author: Robert Nelson
  • Publisher: Monash University ePress
  • ISBN: 0980361613
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 179
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THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART explains the spiritual prestige of art. Various theorists have discussed how art has an aura or indefinable magic. This book explains how, when and why it gained its spiritual properties. The idea that all art is somehow spiritual (even though not religious) is often assumed; this book, while narrating the historical trajectory of art in the most accessible language, reveals how the mysteries of religious practice are abstracted and saved through all stages of secularisation in European culture. THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART presents a coherent theory defining the sacred basis of Western aesthetics. It evocatively describes the afterlife of the holy from Ancient Greece to the present, and outlines how the mysterious institution of art can be explained in material terms. Unlike other books in the genre, THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART radically deconstructs traditional art history in terms of 'prestige' and the value of the non-material. The book functions as: an alternative critical history of art, integrated with the histories of literature and belief; a philosophical essay on the fundamental values of art and religion; and a critique of the spiritual conceits of contemporary aesthetics and art appreciation.

Secular Beats Spiritual

Secular Beats Spiritual

The Westernization of the Easternization of the West

  • Author: STEVE. BRUCE,Steve Bruce
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198805683
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8536
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The decline of the Christian churches in the West is undeniable but commentators differ in their understanding of what this represents. For some it shows a decline in interest in religion as such; for others, religion has not declined, it has only changed its shape. Possible candidates for Christianity's replacement are the new religious movements of the late 1960s and what is variously called New Age, alternative or contemporary spirituality. Secular Beats Spiritual offers a detailed study of the religious and spiritual innovations of the last 50 years. It assesses their popularity in the UK and concludes that the "not decline-just change" view cannot be sustained. Serious interest in spirituality has grown far less quickly than has the number of us who have no religious or spiritual interest. The most popular and enduring movements have been the least religious ones and those that have survived have done so by becoming more "this-worldly" and less patently religious or spiritual. Yoga is popular but as a secular exercise program; Transcendental Meditation now markets its meditational technique as a purely secular therapy; British Buddhists now offer the secular Mindfulness; and the Findhorn Foundation (Europe's oldest New Age center) is no longer the germ of a counter-cultural communalism but sells its expertise to major corporations. Steve Bruce also demonstrates that, although eastern religious themes (such as reincarnation and karma) have become more popular as the power of the Christian churches to stigmatize them has declined, such themes have also been significantly altered so that what superficially looks like the easternization of the West might better be described as the westernization of the easternization of the West.

Death of the Spirit in the American Workplace

Death of the Spirit in the American Workplace

  • Author: Seth Allcorn
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567204889
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 189
  • View: 1983
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Explains how the human spirit can be made victim of organizational strategies to survive, and why this can then cause the death of the organization itself.

Person-centred counselling and Christian spirituality

Person-centred counselling and Christian spirituality

the secular and the holy

  • Author: Brian Thorne
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781861560803
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 163
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This second volume of Brian Thorne's collected works, shows convincingly that the spiritual needs and yearnings of many clients presenting themselves to secular counsellors can no longer be ignored, trivialised or pathologised. The book constitutes an impassioned plea both to person-centred therapists to acknowledge the centrality of spiritual issues for many of their clients and also to Christians to embrace the richness of their spiritual tradition without becoming entangled in the death-dealing complexity of religious and institutional power-mongering.

The Secular Spirit

The Secular Spirit

  • Author: Michael H. Ducey
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781469122342
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 147
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The Secular Spirit is a reflection on the global transition from religious to secular spirituality that began in Europe in the sixteenth century, and is now in a critical and contested stage with the advent of evangelical insurgency in the West and Islamic jihadism worldwide. The book has thought-provoking observations for Christians, e.g., . . . we have to take all the projections, regressions and trance induction techniques out of Christianity before the legacy of Jesus can get a fair hearing.; and for secular seekers also, e.g., The main tasks of spiritual development today are political/economic stability, education, and introspective healing. If we manage those, then sectarian religion will continue to wither away, and in a few hundred years we might have an interesting global synthesis of spiritual systems.

Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare

  • Author: Mark Cobb,Christina M Puchalski,Bruce Rumbold
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199571392
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 501
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Includes Internet access card bound inside front matter.

A SECULAR AGE

A SECULAR AGE

  • Author: Charles TAYLOR
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674026766
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 874
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Presents an analysis of secularism in the modern age.

Honest to Good

Honest to Good

Discerning the Sacred in the Secular

  • Author: John W. H. Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780995381537
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education

Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education

Connecting Parallel Universities

  • Author: Michael D. Waggoner
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136846107
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7349
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Sacred and secular worldviews have long held a place in U.S. higher education, although non-religious perspectives have usually been privileged in the modern era. This book illustrates the importance of cultivating multiple worldviews.

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Philip Sheldrake
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199588759
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 133
  • View: 3828
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With a decline in traditional religious belief, interest in spirituality has grown in Western cultures. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Here, the author explores the historical foundations of spirituality and thinks about how it transforms lives.

Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens

A Spiritual Poet in a Secular Age

  • Author: Charles M. Murphy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 129
  • View: 1930
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This study of the poetry of poet-businessman Wallace Stevenson focuses on hisworks that reveal a constant search for religion.

Spirituality and Education

Spirituality and Education

  • Author: Andrew Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135701970
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
  • View: 1251
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Spirituality and Education introduces the basic contours of current debate in a form accessible to both classroom teachers across the curriculum range, and to school managers. It covers all key areas, including: * problems of defining spirituality * government legislation and supporting documentation * relevant empirical research * the social dimension of spirituality * secular and religious manifestations of spirituality in contemporary society * theories of childhood spiritual development * contemporary approaches to spiritual education, including collective worship and cross-curricular teaching. A variety of different perspectives and approaches will be offered, and readers are encouraged to be reflective through a number of tasks which relate all issues raised directly back to their own specific circumstances. The author includes questions, quotes and lists of further reading.

Postcolonial Yearning

Postcolonial Yearning

Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature

  • Author: Asha Sen
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137340177
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 120
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Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.