A Sociology of Spirituality

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Kieran Flanagan, Peter C. Jupp
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 269 pages
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Part of a series which draws on the latest worldwide scholarship in compelling and coherent collections on critical themes. Ultimately, the books in the series reflect not just on religious life but on how wider society is affected by the enduring religious framing of human relationships, morality and the nature of society itself.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Spirituality Some Disciplinary Perspectives
23
The Spiritual Revolution Another False Dawn for the Sacred
43
The Holistic Milieu and Spirituality Reflections on Voas and Bruce
63
Beyond Secularisation versus Sacralisation Lessons from a Study of the Dutch Case
81
Spirituality on the Margin of the Church Christian Spiritual Centres in The Netherlands
101
Why so Many Women in Holistic Spirituality? A Puzzle Revisited
115
Contentious Headscarves Spirituality and the State in the TwentyFirst Century
127
Georg Simmel Religion and Spirituality
145
Spirituality From a Religious Concept to a Sociological Theory
161
In Search of Spiritual Capital The Spiritual as a Cultural Resource
181
The Embodied Spirituality of the PostBoomer Generations
201
Visual Spirituality An Eye for Religion
219
Conclusion
251
Index
263
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Kieran Flanagan is Reader in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. Peter C. Jupp is Golders Green Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Durham, UK.