Spirituality: Past, Present and Future Perspectives


Clint Baldwin (Editor)

Series: Religion and Spirituality
BISAC: REL062000

In Spirituality: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, the hermeneutic pluralism of religious and spiritual healing and its evangelical roots are studied by means of the conceptual systems of religious anthropology and medical anthropology.

The next chapter analyzes the relationship between spirituality and psychological well-being. The athors focus on agnostics and undecided people who lie between theists as certain believers and atheists as certain non-believers.

The authors also assess how spirituality in the African American community influences end-of-life care decisions.

In his The Sea of Fertility tetralogy of novels, Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima outlines a philosophy of life and death that bears profoundly transgressive spiritual implications. This compilation discusses how, through his blending of Buddhist notions relating to reincarnation and the insubstantiality of all phenomena, Mishima constructs what amounts to a new spirituality committed to immanence.

In the penultimate chapter, the concept of dark spirituality is discussed through what Francois Laruelle calls the “lointain”, an unnameable, ineffable “distance” without measure. This concept is then examined through Bonnie ʻPrince’ Billy’s musical work and how his song, “Black,” defines blackness in terms of irreducible alterity.

Lastly, while Bhoodan accentuated upon land donation from a resource ownership perspective, Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam based land acquisition stresses upon land transfer from the stakeholder concept. Implications for research and practice are discussed in the closing chapter. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. ”Done by the Name of Thy Holy Child Jesus”: Plural Hermeneutics of the Faith Healing
(Imre Lázár, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 2. Spirituality and Psychological Well-Being: An Attention to the Agnostics and the Undecided
(Paola Gremigni, and Giulia Casu, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 3. The Impact of Spirituality on End-Of-Life Care Decisions: A Strategy to Encourage African-Americans to Better Prepare for the Inevitable
(Chester A. Robinson, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA)

Chapter 4. Yukio Mishima and the Love of the Void: The Existential Theme of Fallenness in Runaway Horses
(Adam Lovasz, Institute of Philosophy, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 5. I See the Dark Universe: The Dark Spirituality of Bonnie ʻPrince’ Billy’s Lyrics and Francois Laruelle’s Lointain
(Márk Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral School of Philosophy, Aesthetics Doctoral Programme, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 6. Vasudhaiva KuṭUmbakam Based Land Acquisition: Toward a Sustainable (Spiritual) Business through Holistic Stakeholder Management
(Siddharth Mohapatra, and Pratima Verma, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Area, School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore, India)

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