Reclaiming Spirituality: A New Spiritual Framework for Today's World

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 1998 - Religion - 197 pages
In this thought-provoking and rambunctious follow-up to Quantum Theology, English priest and social psychologist Diarmuid O Murchu celebrates the spiritual renaissance of our time as an alternative to religious fanaticism and religious indifference. He sees this phenomenon as part of the evolving spiritual story of humankind stretching back 70,000 years. The spirituality that is appealing to seekers today embodies global, inclusive, co-operative, egalitarian, and feminine values. O'Murchu outlines its linkage of the new cosmology with a respect for the natural world through the spirituality of native peoples. He points out its embrace of pre-patriarchal values of relatedness, passion, feeling, imagination, and justice. Two other accents of this new paradigm are its emphasis upon the erotic power of spirituality and its reappropriation of the shadow in all its diverse dimensions. Only time will tell what new permutations this global spirituality will take. O'Murchu has done a fine job mapping out its contemporary lineaments.

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Contents

Narrow boundaries expanded horizons
21
Encountering the spirit world
35
Reconnecting with our spiritual tradition
52
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About the author (1998)

Diarmuid O'Murchu is a social psychologist and priest in the Sacred Heart Missionary Order. He has written Quantum Theory: Spiritual Implication of the New Physics, a book about the quantum theory and spirituality, and Reclaiming Spirituality: A New Spiritual Framework for Today's World, a book about Roman Catholicism and modern knowledge.

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