Spiritually-Engaged Knowledge- The Attentive Heart

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In a supposedly 'global age', the late Dr Jennifer Crawford has brought together a range of disciplines in her creation of a unified, sensitive 'way of knowing' for the global era. Drawing upon her academic and lived experience in philosophy, environmental science, social work and feminism, together with a deep spiritual commitment, Jennifer Crawford has deftly woven together complex ideas in her reconceptualisation of global justice. Unlike similar discussions of the inequities of globalization, however, Jennifer Crawford's work resonates with wisdom, optimism and ideas for an alternative global ethic.

Contents: Foreword
Prologue. Part I Locating the Global: Understanding in a global era: Global conversations
Exploring a global idiom
Methodological issues. Part II Logic of Inquiry: Contemporary contexts: The global context
The postmodern context. Part III Genre Analysis: Facing the other - an ethic of meeting: Before the face of the other
Beyond the other
The craft of othering
Knowing other wise
Attentive love: A feminine craft
An interactive energy
A spiritual practice
The spiritual heart: Glimpses of mindfulness
Non-representational psychology
A unified theory of meditation
Postmodern spirituality. Part IV Conclusion: A handful of leaven: The rise of spiritually engaged knowledge
Spiritually engaged global politics
Not by bread alone. Epilogue: Meetings. Appendix

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754653776
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Locating the global
1 Understanding in a global era 3
Pt. II Logic of inquiry
2 Contemporary contexts 21
Pt. III Genre analysis
3 Facing the other : an ethic of meeting 65
4 Attentive love 107
5 The spiritual heart 145
Pt. IV Conclusion
6 A handful of leaven 189
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