Reclaiming Spirituality : A New Spiritual Framework for Today's World

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In this thought-provoking and rambunctious follow-up to Quantum Theology, English priest and social psychologist Diarmuid O Murchu celebrates the spiritual renaissance of our time as an alternative to religious fanaticism and religious indifference. He sees this phenomenon as part of the evolving spiritual story of humankind stretching back 70,000 years. The spirituality that is appealing to seekers today embodies global, inclusive, co-operative, egalitarian, and feminine values. O'Murchu outlines its linkage of ...

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Overview

In this thought-provoking and rambunctious follow-up to Quantum Theology, English priest and social psychologist Diarmuid O Murchu celebrates the spiritual renaissance of our time as an alternative to religious fanaticism and religious indifference. He sees this phenomenon as part of the evolving spiritual story of humankind stretching back 70,000 years. The spirituality that is appealing to seekers today embodies global, inclusive, co-operative, egalitarian, and feminine values. O'Murchu outlines its linkage of the new cosmology with a respect for the natural world through the spirituality of native peoples. He points out its embrace of pre-patriarchal values of relatedness, passion, feeling, imagination, and justice. Two other accents of this new paradigm are its emphasis upon the erotic power of spirituality and its reappropriation of the shadow in all its diverse dimensions. Only time will tell what new permutations this global spirituality will take. O'Murchu has done a fine job mapping out its contemporary lineaments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824517236
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,409,513
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The spiritual hunger of our time 1
2 Narrow boundaries - expanded horizons 21
3 Encountering the spirit world 35
4 Reconnecting with our spiritual tradition 52
5 The shift from spirituality to religion 69
6 Spirituality and the creative universe 85
7 Reclaiming the feminine heart 101
8 Sexuality: the erotic power of spirituality 120
9 Spirituality and the collective shadow 141
10 Spirituality and the Kingdom of God 157
11 On grounding the new vision 170
Notes 184
Bibliography 186
Index 191
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2000

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    This book is mind-blowing, especially the last four chapters. Anyone interested in spirituality for today should read it. It will extend your horizons and inspire you to 'come alive'.

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