Spirituality Across Disciplines: Research And Practice: by Marian de SouzaSpirituality Across Disciplines: Research And Practice: by Marian de Souza

Spirituality Across Disciplines: Research And Practice:

byMarian de SouzaEditorJane Bone, Jacqueline Watson

Hardcover | July 6, 2016

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This book collects multiple disciplinary voices which explore current research and perspectives to discuss how spirituality is understood, interpreted and applied in a range of contexts. It addresses spirituality in combination with such topics as Christian mysticism, childhood and adolescent education, midwifery, and sustainability. It links spirituality to a variety of disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and psychology. Finally, it discusses the application of spirituality within the context of social work, teaching, health care, and occupational therapy. A final chapter provides an analytical discussion of the different voices that appear in the book and offers a holistic description of spirituality which has the potential to bring some unity to the meaning, expression and practice of spirituality across a variety of disciplines as well as across cultural, religious and secular worldviews. 

"A strength of the book is that each chapter is characterized by a fearless confronting of oppositional perspectives and use of the latest research in addressing them.  The book takes the difficult topic of spirituality into almost every nook and cranny of personal and professional life. There is a persistent grasping of the contentiousness of the topic, together with addressing counter positions and utilizing updated research across a range of fields in doing this. The opening and closing chapters serve as book ends that keep the whole volume together."
Terence Lovat, The University of Newcastle, Australia

"The interdisciplinary nature of the work is by far the strongest aspect of this volume. It has the potential to contribute to a dialogue between different professions and disciplines. This prospective publication promises to promote a more holistic approach to the study of spirituality. This volume takes into consideration a wide variety of issues. The way the editors have structured the sequence of chapters contributes to facilitate any possible dialogue between the different areas."
Adrian-Mario Gellel, University of Malta, Malta

BIOGRAPHY MARIAN DE SOUZADr Marian de Souza is an Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University and an Honorary Associate Professor at Federation University, Australia. She has published extensively about her research into the spirituality of young people and the implications for education. Her approach recognizes the complementari...
Title:Spirituality Across Disciplines: Research And Practice:Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:July 6, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319313789

ISBN - 13:9783319313788


Table of Contents

Preface by Jane Erricker and Clive Erricker.- 1. Introduction: Contemporary understandings and applications of spirituality: An introduction; Marian de Souza.- Section 1: Mysticism and Secularism.- 2. Christian spirituality and religious mysticism: Adjunct, parallel or embedded concepts?; Bernadette Flanagan.- 3. Spirituality and mysticism literature from Iran; Haleh Rafi.- 4. Contemporary sociological approaches to spirituality; Andrew Singleton.- 5. The spiritual care and nurture of the non-religious in the caring professions; Jacqueline Watson.- Section 2: Education.- 6. Spirituality and early childhood education: Play; Gill Goodliff.- 7. Adolescent spirituality and education; Karen-Marie Yust.- 8. Spirituality and education: A framework; Robert London.- 9. Spirituality in contemplative education; Aostre Johnson.- 10. A unity of peoples, spirits, and lands: Companions of indigenous and migrant education; Linita Manu'atu, Mere K¬_pa, Pepe, M. and Taione, M.I.- 11. Towards a holistic teacher education: Spirituality and special education teacher training; Kaili Zhang and Deirdra I-Hwey Wu.- Section 3: Health, Social Care and Wellbeing.- 12. Spirituality and cognitive neuroscience: A partnership for refining maps of the mind; B. Les Lancaster.- 13. Spirituality: Perspectives from psychology; Maureen Miner and Martin Dowson.- 14. Religion, spirituality and social work; Sheila Furness.- 15. Spirituality and practice across the fields of social work and family studies; Anthony James.- 16. Spirituality and occupational therapy: Reflections on professional practice and future possibilities; Mick Collins.- 17. Spirituality and midwifery; Jenny Hall.- 18. Spiritual screening in community-based palliative care by the multi-disciplinary team; Julie Fletcher.- Section 4: Business, Social and Cultural Studies.- 19. Environmental issues and spirituality: Tracing the past and making contemporary connections; Jane Bone.- 20. The states of spiritual communication (in part): Exploring the sharing of meaning; John L. Hochheimer, Timothy Huffman and Sharon Lauricella.- 21. Spirituality in management; Eleni Tzouramani and Fahri Karakas.- 22. Spirituality and the arts: Interwoven landscapes of identities and meaning; Marni Binder.- 23. Nurturing spirituality through picture books in children's literature: A focus on the Upton's Golliwogg stories; Olga Buttigieg.- 24. Taoism through Tai Chi Chuan: Physical culture as religious or holistic spirituality?; David Brown.- Section 4: Analysing the Voices and Concluding Thoughts.- 25. Understandings and applications of contemporary spirituality - Analysing the voices; Marian de Souza and Jacqueline Watson.