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Author Ponomareff, Constantin V.

Title The curve of the sacred : an exploration of human spirituality / Constantin V. Ponomareff and Kenneth A. Bryson
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 217 pages)
Series Value inquiry book series ; v. 178
Value inquiry book series. Philosophy and religion
Value inquiry book series ; v. 178.
Value inquiry book series. Philosophy and religion.
Contents Editorial Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Spirituality from the Perspective of the Humanities Tradition; Part Two: Becoming Personal from the Spiritual; Notes; Bibliography; About the Authors; Index
Summary This interdisciplinary book examines the nature of spirituality and the role it plays in the search for meaning. Spirituality is a loving tendency towards the sacred. In a secular environment, the sacred is taken to be a power greater than self. In a religious environment, the Sacred refers to God, or Higher Power. The book examines the developments of the s/Sacred in great works of art and literature, as well as in medicine, theology, psychology, philosophy, and religion. Spirituality also functions as an unloving tendency towards disunity, or a force for evil. The first part of the book exami
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-193) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Spirituality.
Life cycle, Human -- Religious aspects.
Faith development.
Psychology, Religious.
psychology of religion.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Devotional.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- General.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Inspiration & Personal Growth.
RELIGION -- Spirituality.
Faith development.
Life cycle, Human -- Religious aspects.
Psychology, Religious.
Form Electronic book
Author Bryson, Ken, 1940-
ISBN 9781429468145