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p. 976. Spirituality and religionlocked

  • Philip Sheldrake

Abstract

It isn't helpful to put a distinction between ‘spirituality’ and ‘relgion’. Some readings of contemporary culture suggest that spirituality is replacing religion and that the former fits better with contemporary needs. ‘Spirituality and religion’ questions this conclusion stating that it is too narrow and doesn't take into account the subtleties of changes in religious belief in recent years. The problem also concerns the definitions of ‘spirituality’ and ‘relgion’. Spirituality does not happen isolation, it is, perhaps implicitly, always associated with some form of beliefs about the world, human existence, and fundamental values. How useful is the term ‘spirituality’?

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