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Spirituality for the skeptic : the thoughtful love of life

Author: Robert C Solomon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization? In this book, philosopher Robert Solomon offers challenging answers to these questions as he explodes commonly held myths about what is means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Solomon
ISBN: 0195134672 9780195134674 9780195312133 0195312139
OCLC Number: 48003229
Description: xvi, 159 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : In the spirit of Hegel --
From philosophy to spirit and spirituality --
Spirituality as passion --
Spirituality as cosmic trust --
Spirituality as rationality --
Facing up to tragedy --
Spirituality, fate, and fatalism --
Looking forward to death? --
The self in transformation : self, soul, and spirit.
Responsibility: Robert C. Solomon.
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