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Practical Spirituality and Human Development

Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures

Editors: Giri, Ananta Kumar (Ed.)

  • Describes contemporary movements of practical global spirituality
  • Considers the rise of religion in politics and the public sphere
  • Opens new pathways of exploration and action for both scholarship and discourse for scholars across religious studies, cultural studies and development studies
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About this book

This book explores varieties of spiritual movements and alternative experiments for the generation of beauty, dignity and dialogue in a world where the rise of the religious in politics and the public sphere is often accompanied by violence. It examines how spirituality can contribute to human development, social transformations and planetary realizations, urging us to treat each other, and our planet, with evolutionary care and respect.  Trans-disciplinary and trans-paradigmatic to its very core, this text opens new pathways of practical spirituality and humanistic action for both scholarship and discourse and offers an invaluable companion for scholars across religious studies, cultural studies and development studies.

About the authors

Ananta Kumar Giri is Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at universities in India and abroad, including Aalborg University (Denmark), Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris (France), the University of Kentucky (USA), University of Freiburg & Humboldt University (Germany). His research focuses on social movements and cultural change, contemporary dialectics of transformation, and creative streams in education, philosophy and literature.  

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Practical Spirituality, Human Development and Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures: An Introduction and an Invitation

    Pages 1-9

    Giri, Ananta Kumar

  • On the Holy Ground: Practical Spirituality and Practical Moral Courage

    Pages 13-15

    Jones, Reverend Carolyn Swift

  • Multidimensional Mysticism

    Pages 17-37

    Gill, Shivjot (et al.)

  • Practical Spirituality: The Art and Science of Conscious Living

    Pages 39-57

    Ghuman, Karminder (et al.)

  • The New Spiritual Paradigm as Facilitator of Social Change

    Pages 59-72

    Botta, Marta

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3687-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3686-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Spirituality and Human Development
Book Subtitle
Creative Experiments for Alternative Futures
Editors
  • Ananta Kumar Giri
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3687-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3687-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3686-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 528
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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