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The Resource Spirituality : a very short introduction, Philip Sheldrake

Spirituality : a very short introduction, Philip Sheldrake

Label
Spirituality : a very short introduction
Title
Spirituality
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Philip Sheldrake
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is a striking aspect of contemporary western culture that, alongside a decline in traditional religious affiliations, there has been a growing interest in spirituality and the use of the word in a variety of contexts. Indeed, spirituality is sometimes contrasted favorably with religion, which many people see (for good or ill) as an off-putting amalgam of dogma, moralism, institutions, buildings, and hierarchies. This Very Short Introduction, written by one of the most eminent scholars and writers on spirituality, explores the historical foundations of spirituality and considers how it came to have the significance it has today. The notion of spirituality, Philip Sheldrake notes, expresses the fact that many people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Broadly, it refers to the deepest values and sense of meaning by which people seek to live. Sometimes these values are conventionally religious. Sometimes they are associated with what is understood as "the sacred" in a broader sense--that is, of ultimate rather than merely instrumental importance. Looking at spirituality in religion, philosophy, anthropology, and psychology, Sheldrake sheds light on the concept of the spiritual "experience" and considers the impact and transformation it can have on individuals and on society."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheldrake, Philip
Dewey number
204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL624
LC item number
.S54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
336
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Spirituality
Label
Spirituality : a very short introduction, Philip Sheldrake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is spirituality? -- Types and traditions -- Spirituality and experience -- Spirituality as way of life -- Spirituality in society -- Spirituality and religion -- Conclusion
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 133 pages
Isbn
9780199588756
Lccn
2012289868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn801588486
  • (OCoLC)801588486
  • 1302944
Label
Spirituality : a very short introduction, Philip Sheldrake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is spirituality? -- Types and traditions -- Spirituality and experience -- Spirituality as way of life -- Spirituality in society -- Spirituality and religion -- Conclusion
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 133 pages
Isbn
9780199588756
Lccn
2012289868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn801588486
  • (OCoLC)801588486
  • 1302944

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