The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for a Spiritual Life

The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for a Spiritual Life

by Ursula King
     
 

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The Search for Spirituality offers a comprehensive overview of the incredibly rich and diverse spiritual landscapes of our world, and explores the global search for a spiritual life at an individual and social level, inside and outside religious traditions, and in the secular world.See more details below

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The Search for Spirituality offers a comprehensive overview of the incredibly rich and diverse spiritual landscapes of our world, and explores the global search for a spiritual life at an individual and social level, inside and outside religious traditions, and in the secular world.

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"Spirituality is notoriously hard to define, but King makes a bold attempt, outlining its scope and impact . . . this introduction to spiritualities not based in religious practice is thoughtful and accessible."   —Publishers Weekly

"A remarkably wide-ranging book that touches briefly on many aspects of the spiritual life across the world—both our need for spirituality and how we have sought to address that need through nature, science, and the arts."   —Library Journal

"Absolutely brilliant. We have desperately needed Ursula King's kind of dispassionate overview of spirituality. . . . Thank God we have it now."  —Phyllis Tickle, author, The Great Emergence

"Beautifully written, this is an enlightening book that informs while it gently persuades. Opening many windows onto spiritual experience in our increasingly global culture, it invites the reader to partake and contribute."  —Elizabeth Johnson, professor of theology, Fordham University, and author, She Who Is

"A unique, valuable, and irreplaceable addition to the literature on spirituality . . . This work will be a classic!"  —Mary Evelyn Tucker, visiting professor for social and policy studies, Yale University

"[A] very important and interesting new book . . . a wise and illuminating guide."  —John F. Haught, research professor, Georgetown University, and author, God After Darwin

"What distinguishes Ursula King's search for a spirituality that will respond to global needs is the way she combines both depth and breadth in her search."  —Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary

Library Journal

King (Christian Mystics) has written a remarkably wide-ranging book that touches briefly on many aspects of the spiritual life across the world-both our need for spirituality and how we have sought to address that need through nature, science, and the arts.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933346274
Publisher:
BlueBridge
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
448,229
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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Phyllis Tickle
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. We have desperately needed Ursula King's kind of dispassionate overview of spirituality as a construct for years. Thank God we have it now. (Phyllis Tickle, author, The Divine Hours)

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