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date: 26 June 2022

Spiritualitylocked

Spiritualitylocked

  • Louise NelstropLouise NelstropJunior Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

Summary

This article details spirituality and the three main approaches that are found in academic and popular literature—theological, historical-contextual, and anthropological. It traces the etymology of the term and how thinking on it has developed. It offers carefully chosen case studies that show its use in the anthropological approach—the largest and fastest growing category.

Subjects

  • Methodology and Resources
  • Mysticism and Spirituality
  • New Religions

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