Spiritualities: Past, Present, and Future - An Introduction is a scholarly analysis of contemporary spiritualities written in everyday language. Aside from describing the history, feelings, signposts, and sources of spirituality in this liminal age, it offers descriptions of ten classical and twenty marginal spiritualties that influence current spiritual ways of life. How these past and present spiritualities respond to the ever present realities of suffering and death and the contemporary challenges of diversity, environmental degradation, and injustice, challenges readers as to how they will grow their future spiritualities.
This is a primer for those interested in understanding spiritualities and helping others deepen their own spirituality. It provides condensed information and common sense categories that enable a reader to intelligently read, discuss, and choose among the forty three million offerings on the web. The short history of spirituality in the West enables one to understand how spirituality has developed over the centuries and, especially, its current fragile relationship with the Classical religions. Anyone who reads this book will have at their fingertips the print and web resources for updating their information about these spiritualities, a glossary of key terms for discussing spiritualities, a list of do's and don'ts for spiritual listening, and a spiritual compass for making a spiritual journey.
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