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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, Benjamin Seel, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Karin Tusting
 

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ISBN-10: 1405119594

ISBN-13: 9781405119597

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Comparing existing evidence from the USA and Europe, with a UK-based study of religion and spirituality, this fascinating book addresses the most pressing question in the study of religion today: are new forms of spirituality overtaking traditional forms of religion?

  • Based on the detailed study of religion and spirituality in Kendal, UK

Overview

Comparing existing evidence from the USA and Europe, with a UK-based study of religion and spirituality, this fascinating book addresses the most pressing question in the study of religion today: are new forms of spirituality overtaking traditional forms of religion?

  • Based on the detailed study of religion and spirituality in Kendal, UK
  • Compares pioneering findings from Kendal with existing evidence from the USA and Europe
  • Provides a theoretical perspective which explains both secularization and sacralization
  • Offers some startling predictions about the future of religion and spirituality in the west
  • Is written in an accessible and lively style, and will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the future direction of belief in the western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405119597
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(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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