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Secular spirituality as a contextual critique of religion

University of South Africa. Research Institute for Theology and Religion. Forum for Religious Dialogue. Symposium

Secular spirituality as a contextual critique of religion

a compilation of papers presented at the Forum for Religious Dialogue Symposium of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion held at the University of South Africa, Pretoria 11 & 12 May 2006

by University of South Africa. Research Institute for Theology and Religion. Forum for Religious Dialogue. Symposium

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Published by Research Insitute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spirituality,
  • Secularism,
  • Postmodernism -- Religious aspects,
  • Religion -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementeditors: Cornel W du Toit, Cedric P Mayson.
    ContributionsDu Toit, C. W., Mayson, Cedric.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4501.3 .U55 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 208 p. ;
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24102306M
    ISBN 101868884384
    ISBN 109781868884384
    LC Control Number2007332339
    OCLC/WorldCa77691874

    In quite a few corners of the academic world, the study of religion has not emancipated itself entirely from religious, especially Christian theological, perspectives and agendas. In this book a number of prominent scholars present their ideas of how religion should be perceived from a non-religious (secular), academic and scientific point of view, how the studies should be undertaken and what. Similarly, Peter H. Van Ness, in a book he edited called Spirituality and the Secular Quest () writes in his introduction that “the origins of secular spirituality, like the origins of.

      Secular spirituality is made up of the search for meaning outside of a religious institution; it considers one's relationship with the self, others, nature, and whatever else one considers to be the ultimate. Often, the goal of secular spirituality is living happily and/or helping others.   The definition of religion is the belief and worship of a superhuman power which we may call God or gods. As Nietzsche observed: "Many are stubborn in Author: Guardian Staff.

    For Taylor, secularism is not an alternative to religion or spirituality, it’s just a very distant third cousin. Secularism encourages “expressive individualism” as the chief means of finding meaning in our age, but this quest might just as well and often does lead secular people into the embrace of traditional religion.   Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general "seekers" who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship.


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Get this from a library. Secular spirituality as a contextual critique of religion: a compilation of papers presented at the Forum for Religious Dialogue Symposium of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion held at the University of South Africa, Pretoria 11 & 12 May [C W Du Toit; Cedric Mayson; University of South Africa.

Secular spirituality is the adherence to a spiritual philosophy without adherence to a religion. Secular spirituality emphasizes the personal growth and inner peace of the individual, rather than a relationship with the r spirituality is made up of the search for meaning outside of a religious institution; it considers one's relationship with the self, others, nature, and whatever.

Secular spirituality as a contextual critique of religion: a compilation of papers presented at the Forum for Religious Dialogue Symposium of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion held at the University of South Africa, Pretoria 11 & 12 May / editors: Cornel W du Toit, Cedric P Mayson.

Author. University of South Africa. Secular Spirituality challenges the traditional dichotomy between Enlightenment reason and religion. It follows French romantic socialists' and spiritists' search for a new spirituality based on reincarnation as a path to progress for individuals and by:   There is a really excellent book by the philosopher Sam Harris which answers this just question ?v=6CTjKcT86sI This book is less anti.

As far as I'm concerned, the only right answer when it comes to secular spirituality is what you decide is right for you. If you are interested in the subject of secular spirituality, you may be interested in Sam Harris' new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion.

SQ and Religion. T he evidence for spiritual intelligence is based on personal experience, corroborated by the findings of scientific research [].SQ therefore stands apart from religious doctrine and institutional spirituality, based on its own empirical foundations.

Nevertheless, despite the secular nature of spiritual intelligence, SQ is compatible with religious belief. Secular spirituality embraces the power of creativity.

This means music, painting, sculpture, dance, poetry, literature, and new forms of media too. The first step, as always, is education—the Author: Rebecca Gold. Damanhur offers a practical philosophy of life in which spirituality gives meaning to and recognizes the significance in every aspect of life.

Damanhur is neither a cult nor a religion, as it does not offer a revealed truth to follow. Instead, the secular message of Damanhur invites everyone to seek answers to life's fundamental questions.

Secular Spirituality Shared The occasions and events that we hold most meaningful will be particular to each of us as individuals. But because we are all human and share the same form of consciousness, millions of us mark similar occasions—graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, and the like—and wish to share them in rituals and : Edward Hudgins.

this dichotomy between spirituality and religion. The assumption is that it is necessary to gain a holistic picture of the development and current perceptions of spirituality in the Western context before meaningful engagement with spirituality in any kind of academic debate can be possible.

Origins of the concept of spirituality. Religion, Theory, Critique is an essential tool for learning about theory and method in the study of religion. Leading experts engage with contemporary and classical theories as well as non-Western cultural contexts.

Unlike other collections, this anthology emphasizes the dynamic relationship between "religion" as an object of study and different methodological approaches and openly 5/5(1). Books shelved as religion-spirituality: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, Mere Christianity by C.S.

Lewis, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, The God Delusion by Richar. Criticism of religion involves criticism of the validity, concept, or ideas of religion. Historical records of criticism of religion goes back to at least 5th century BCE in ancient Greece, with Diagoras "the Atheist" of ancient Rome, an early known example is Lucretius' De Rerum Natura from the 1st century BCE.

Every exclusive religion on Earth (as well as every exclusive world. Critical Realism and Spirituality. Secular Spirituality as a Contextual Critique of Religion. and they provide an overview of his writings on religion prior to the philosophy of religion.

Even if spirituality is closely connected with religion, on the contrary of it, spirituality unifies the sacred, human beings and nature, providing a holistic approach and presenting its adherents. "Secular spirituality as virtue ethics: actualising the Judaeo-Christian tradition today." In C W du Toit & C P Mayson (eds.), Secular spirituality as a contextual.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.3/5(1). Courtney Bender is professor of religion at Columbia University. She is the author of Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver (University of Chicago Press, ) and The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination (University of Chicago Press, ), and a co-editor of volumes focused on religious pluralism, secular-spiritual practices, and the.

Religion, Theory, Critique presents itself as a volume that “seeks to move forward our understanding of both the history of the field of the comparative study of religion and its possible future directions” (xiii).

It does so by providing its readers with a substantial selection of critical contributions on topics ranging from the “invention” of the science of religion to the.

This landmark study in the sociology of religion sheds new light on the question of what has happened to religion and spirituality since the s in modern societies. Exposing several analytical weaknesses of today's sociology of religion, (Un)Believing in Modern Society presents a new theory of religious-secular competition and a new typology.SPIRITUALITY AND SECULARITY 71 systems and political ideologies.

This remark, I believe, is helpful in identifying secular spirituality because it is often the intent of describing a secular behaviour as spiritual to relate that activity to a larger system of meaning. Secular spirituality reflects an attempt toFile Size: KB.

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