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spirituality

(spĭr″ĭ-choo-ăl′ĭ-tē) [ME.]
An awareness of the metaphysical, the religious, or the sublime. In practice, spirituality includes participation in organized religion, contemplation, meditation, prayer, reflection, and activities fostering self-growth and connections with others and with nature.

spirituality,

n an individual's quest for understanding the true meaning of life and the desire to integrate with the transcendent or sacred. May or may not arise from or lead to communi-ty formation or ritual observance.
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Among the diverse offerings in Modern Spiritualities the reader is likely to find several chapters helpful, interesting, and illuminating.
Admitting that fact is foundational to good teaching in any of the humanities, but especially so for teaching about spiritualities, as these six contributors make clear from distinctive symbolic, sociological, and experiential/practical perspectives.
There was a time in the church's history when it was very accepting of different spiritualities.
Spiritualities within Christian spirituality structure the final part, which includes such areas as ecclesiology, justice and peacemaking, and sexuality.
As we continue to work on this project of developing Catholic lay spiritualities and identifying and supporting Christian family values, we should be humbled by the realization that we are clearing and mapping a new and somewhat revolutionary path for the imitation of Jesus Christ.
He contrasts the two spiritualities and discovers that the former appears more secure, while the latter is less constraining.
And then, after a while, he was followed by Thomas More, who in turn begot Deepak Chopra, whose descendants wrote books on the spiritualities of recovery, healing, and the sacredness of ordinary things.