Spirituality and the good life: Philosophical approaches

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Abstract

This book presents a broad philosophical study of the nature of spirituality and its relationship to human well-being, addressing an area of contemporary philosophy that has been largely underexplored. David McPherson brings together a team of scholars to examine the importance of specific spiritual practices (including prayer, contemplation, and ritual observance) and spiritually informed virtues (such as piety, humility, and existential gratitude) for 'the good life'. This volume also considers and exemplifies how philosophy itself, when undertaken as a humanistic rather than scientistic enterprise, can be a spiritual exercise and part of a spiritual way of life. Clarifying key concepts, and engaging with major religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Confucianism, this book will appeal to students and scholars from various disciplines, including theology, sociology, and psychology, as well as to philosophers, ethicists, and other readers who are interested in modern spiritual life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages237
ISBN (Electronic)9781316459461
ISBN (Print)9781107133006
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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