CHARACTERISTICS OF ‘SPIRITUALITY’

‘Spirituality’ means a great many things to different people. But common characteristics include the fact that it is seen as developed and owned individually rather than by institutions. It is often developed from a range of sources rather than one particular source. It is found expressed in the recounting of experience rather than in expression of dogma. It tends to focus on this life rather than the next, and is oriented towards human wellbeing rather than towards a transcendent God (Fisk, quoted in Geels 2009).

(from http://europeanmission.redcliffe.org/2014/02/11/spirituality-and-religion-in-europe-philip-hughes/ )

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