Handbook on Spirituality: Belief Systems, Societal Impact and Roles in Coping


Cleveland A. Stark (Editor)
Dylan C. Bonner (Editor)

Series: Religion and Spirituality
BISAC: REL062000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the belief systems, societal impact and roles in coping with relation to spirituality. Topics discussed include spirituality in the workplace and ethical mindsets; spiritually-based organizations; crises and the spiritual perspective; psychology’s view of religion and spirituality; enhancing spirituality and positive well-being through nature; the role of spiritism in Brazilian medicine and society and integrating science and spirituality in prevention of substance abuse. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Spirituality, Workplace Spirituality and Ethical Mindsets: An Australian Perspective
(Theodora Issa, Unit Coordinator and Lecturer, Curtin Business School, Faculty Office, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia and David Pick, Associate Professor, School of Management, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia)

The Interpretation of Crisis from the Spiritual Perspective
(Alpar Losonc, Department for Social Sciences, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

Spiritual Coping among Breast Cancer Survivors from Different Ethnic Groups
(Ellen G. Levine, Grace Yoo, Caryn Aviv, Cheryl Ewing, Alfred Au, Cancer Disparities Research Group, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA, and others)

Integrating Spirituality with Positive Psychology in View of Childhood Trauma
(Michael Galea, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta)

Psychology’s View of Religion and Spirituality: A Long, Short History
(Jonathan K. Appel, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio, USA and Dohee Kim-Appel, Tiffin, Ohio, USA)

A Critical Analysis of Three Christian Correlational Approaches to Spiritual Experience
(Neil Pembroke, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Enhancing Spirituality and Positive Well-Being through Nature
(Maxine R. Crawford, Mark D. Holder, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Kelowna B.C., Canada)

Preaching in the U.S. Hispanic Community: Implications for Preaching in Terms of Learning, Education and Pedagogy
(David A. Escobar, Aventura, Florida, USA)

Spiritual Healing: The Role of Spiritism in Brazilian Medicine and Society
(Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Brazil and Hospital João Evangelista, Brazil, and others)

“I shall always take the side of divine providence”: How the Spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales Supports Human Resilience during Bereavement
(Daniel P. Wisniewski, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA)

The Three Meanings of Spirituality: Two Experimental Workbooks
(Luciano L’Abate, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Connectedness: At the Heart of Resiliency and Spiritual Well-Being
(John W. Fisher, School of Education and Arts, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia)

Integrating Science and Spirituality in Prevention of Substance Abuse
(Abdu’l-Missagh Ghadirian, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Evaluating the Relationship between Mindfulness and Resilience
(Elise Labbé, Melissa Womble, Jessica Shenesey, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA, and others)


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