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Spiritual life

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Philosophy, religion, and the spiritual life
Spiritual life / edited by Michael McGhee, University of Liverpool.
9781009230230 (ebook)
9781009230216 (paperback)
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2024.
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1 online resource (xxii, 414 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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The original claim made in the introduction to this classic volume was that it broke fresh ground: that it set a new agenda for the philosophy of religion and was a reaction against a narrow conception of the discipline that had little to say philosophically about human experience, or subjectivity, or about the religious imagination, or the idea of 'spirituality'. In a new Foreword to the book, Michael McGhee reflects on how the discipline has changed or remained the same in the intervening twenty-five years since first publication. He argues that the connections between 'philosophy' and 'spirituality' are still developing; and that what we think of as 'religious' or 'spiritual' is shifting, along with ideas about self-knowledge. The book contains pertinent chapters by some of the leading thinkers in the field, including Rowan Williams, Janet Soskice, Fergus Kerr, Stephen Clark and Paul Williams, who offers a comparative piece on Tibetan Buddhism.
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