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The Spirituality Revolution: The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality
by David Tacey
The Spirituality Revolution: The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality recognizes that we have outgrown the ideals and values of previous times and reveals an image of the spiritual situation of our era. Recent discoveries in physics, biology, psychology and ecology have begun to restore status to previously discredited spiritual visions of reality and this book ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 13th 2004 by Routledge
(first published 2004)
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Good presentation of a world-wide movement especially among the young for a contemporary spirituality that is not necessarily connected to any one established religion. Author draws on many insights from his students in his Spiritualty course at a university in Australia. Challenging and hopeful.
Lots of strings of thoughts but the overwhelming one...where organized religion has turned off some only to be caught up in the secular consumption mentality that always disappoints...there is a deep spiritual revolution that stresses our connections to the earth and people. And this author hopes that religion embraces that.
Tacey offers a good analysis of the emergence and popularization of spirituality and the accompanying disinterest in institutionalized religion (meaning primarily, the "Christian" form thereof). He notes that the interest in spirituality is more an interest in the experiential "content" rather than the "form" it takes. This latter is construed as the "religion" element that is largely rejected. In the same book, however, he argues that this rejection of form is largely confined to the modern and ...more
David Tacey, Ph.D., is an associate professor of humanities at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He is a specialist in Jungian Studies.More about David Tacey...