Spirituality For Our Global Community

Spirituality For Our Global Community

by Daniel A. Helminiak
     
 

In this groundbreaking book, Daniel A. Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option-a middle path between society's secular materialism and traditional religion's other worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of contemporary society doesn't satisfy the human desire for lasting meaning and value. But parochial, inflexible religious beliefs

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In this groundbreaking book, Daniel A. Helminiak provides a crucial spiritual option-a middle path between society's secular materialism and traditional religion's other worldly focus and institutional dogmatism. The functional atheism of contemporary society doesn't satisfy the human desire for lasting meaning and value. But parochial, inflexible religious beliefs can foster personal, local, and global conflicts in a postmodern world of pluralism, globalization, and respect for science and progress.

In response, Daniel A. Helminiak offers a compelling vision of a spirituality that downplays beliefs and emphasizes the essential spiritual dynamics of the common human quest for wholeness, goodness, freedom, and community.

About the Author:
Daniel A. Helminiak is professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559172
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Introduction     xiii
The Current Cultural Crisis     1
The Relevance and Irrelevance of Religion     19
The Spirit of Humanity     41
The Structure of the Human Spirit     55
The Problem of God     75
Otherworldly Beliefs and Spiritual Community     97
The Psychological Housing of the Human Spirit     121
Our Global Community     139
Index     169
About the Author     185

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