Philosophy and the Spiritual Life

Oxford, UK: Routledge (forthcoming)

Victoria S. Harrison
University of Macau
Spirituality has become a focus of academic interest within a range of disciplines, including theology, religious studies, psychology and anthropology. Philosophers of religion have, however, typically given the topic of spirituality scant attention. This volume fills this important gap in the field. The volume consists of three main parts: Spiritual practice and philosophical understanding; The spiritual life and being; and Philosophical problems with the spiritual life. The first part contains chapters that are united by discussion of whether or not the topic of spirituality should be given a more fundamental role within the philosophy of religion, and, if so, how that might be accomplished. The second part contains chapters addressing fundamental issues concerning human beings, their lives, and their self-understanding in relation to the spiritual life. The final part engages philosophical problems that emerge when discussing the spiritual life. This is the first volume to bring together discussions of these topics.
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