The Body between Religion and Spirituality

@article{Giordan2009TheBB,
  title={The Body between Religion and Spirituality},
  author={G. Giordan},
  journal={Social Compass},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={226 - 236}
}
The distinction between religion and spirituality, as it is increasingly understood in the contemporary sociology of religion, has led to a reconsideration of the relation between the individual and his/her own body. In the Christian ambit, and especially in the Catholic sphere, the traditional religious attitude has always been that of emphasizing the dichotomy between soul and body, setting a hierarchy that puts the soul in a position superior to the body's, according to an ascetic approach… Expand
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