Is the Term 'Spirituality' a Word that Everyone Uses, But Nobody Knows What Anyone Means by it?

  title={Is the Term 'Spirituality' a Word that Everyone Uses, But Nobody Knows What Anyone Means by it?},
  author={Stuart Rose},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={193 - 207}
  • Stuart Rose
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
  • An investigation into what is entailed by the term 'spirituality' among professionals drawn primarily from the big five religious traditions-priests, rabbis, monks, temple presidents, etc.-reveals that while a great deal of difference exists about what is entailed, a basic set of characteristics seems to emerge. Spirituality was not found to be dependent on belonging to a religion, it was more dependent on three criteria: some form of continuous religious or comparable experience, particular… CONTINUE READING
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