Kieran Flanagan, Peter C. Jupp's A Sociology of Spirituality PDF

By Kieran Flanagan, Peter C. Jupp

ISBN-10: 0754654583

ISBN-13: 9780754654582

ISBN-10: 0754686922

ISBN-13: 9780754686927

The emergence of spirituality in modern tradition in holistic types means that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed during this publication in ways in which mark very important severe divisions. this is often the 1st choice of essays to evaluate the importance of spirituality within the sociology of faith. The authors discover the connection of spirituality to the visible, individualism, gender, id politics, schooling and cultural capital. the connection among secularisation and spirituality is tested and attention is given to the importance of Simmel on the subject of a sociology of spirituality. difficulties of defining spirituality debated, with concerns of its expression within the U.K., the america, France and Holland. This well timed, unique and good based quantity offers undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon which may purely raise in sociological importance.

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Flory and Miller do much to destroy such stereotypes. The spiritual questing of these Reclaimers relates to a need to find a point of stability in the flux of life. Their spiritual quests reflect a recovery of tradition, notably in liturgy which caters for their visual and ritual needs. The indefiniteness of postmodern life and the rootlessness of their culture, with its endless capacities for experimentation, generate an emptiness that can be resolved by a rooting in tradition. The very elements of subjectivity and expressiveness that takes a turn into holistic spirituality can also effect movement in the opposite direction, as in the case of these Reclaimers in California.

He well indicates that the ‘return’ to spirituality within organised religions such as Catholicism is by no means new, but is endemic in its traditions. The dilemmas these ‘returns’ effect are by no means new. But what is new is the sociological realisation of the importance of spirituality emerging as a cultural need in Italian society, a point only grasped as recently as 2003. In Giordan’s perspective, spirituality is attached to religion, but in an unofficial almost residual form, where Catholicism can still make claims on Italian cultural sensibilities and the needs of identity that underpin these.

Both indicate a common response to a felt loss of social capital. Unlike the Reclaimers, the Innovators seem almost indifferent to their worshipping settings. Oddly, their visual expectations do not move in that direction. Non-institutional and non-hierarchical, Innovators seem to abhor the authority in their spiritual forms that the reclaimers seek. In their notion of embodied spirituality, Flory and Miller seek to move beyond past notions of individualistic spiritualities and into communal settings.

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