The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality / Edition 1

The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality / Edition 1

by Paul Heelas, Linda Woodhead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405119586

ISBN-13: 9781405119580

Pub. Date: 01/24/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Are we living through a ‘spiritual revolution’ in which traditional forms of religion are giving way to new forms of spirituality? Are yoga, reiki and other forms of holistic practice set to become more popular than churchgoing?

This book addresses these questions by presenting findings from a major research project designed to chart the state of

Overview

Are we living through a ‘spiritual revolution’ in which traditional forms of religion are giving way to new forms of spirituality? Are yoga, reiki and other forms of holistic practice set to become more popular than churchgoing?

This book addresses these questions by presenting findings from a major research project designed to chart the state of religion and spirituality today. Though it finds little to support more extreme claims of change, it discovers that spiritualities which engage with the depths of personal experience are faring far better than religions that demand conformity to higher truth. These developments are explained by drawing attention to the significance of a ‘subjective turn’ in the wider culture – whereby conformity to external obligations becomes less important than sensitivity to inner life and wellbeing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405119580
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/2005
Series:
Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Distinguishing Religion and Spirituality: Findings from Kendal.

2. Testing the Spiritual Revolution Claim in Kendal.

3. Evidence for a Spiritual Revolution: Britain and USA.

4. Bringing the Sacred to Life: Explaining Secularization and Sacralization.

5. Looking to the Future.

Appendices.

References.

Index.

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