The Social Ethic of Religiously Unaffiliated Spirituality

@article{Chandler2008TheSE,
  title={The Social Ethic of Religiously Unaffiliated Spirituality},
  author={S. Chandler},
  journal={Religion Compass},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={240-256}
}
Today a growing percentage of Westerners are engaged in highly subjective, non-religiously affiliated forms of spiritual seeking. Since its early beginnings in the 1970s, New Age movement, non-institutionally mediated forms of spirituality, moved well beyond a restricted esoteric framework into the cultural mainstream. Here, they are more broadly supported and intensified by a robust cultural ethic of individualism and religious antiauthoritarianism. Despite clear indications that this type of… Expand
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