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Title Spirituality across disciplines : research and practice / Marian de Souza, Jane Bone, Jacqueline Watson, editors.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, [2016]

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Subject Spirituality.
Spirituality -- Social aspects.
Human services.
Alt Name De Souza, Marian,
Bone, Jane,
Watson, Jacqueline,
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 352 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Contemporary Spirituality: An Introduction to Understandings in Research and Practice / Marian de Souza -- PART I. MYSTICISM AND SECULARISM -- 2. Christian Spirituality and Religious Mysticism: Adjunct, Parallel or Embedded Concepts? / Bernadette Flanagan -- 3. Spirituality and Persian Literature: Manifestation of Mysticism in Attar's The Conference of the Birds / 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.
PART II. EDUCATION -- 6. Spirituality and Early Childhood Education and Care / Gill Goodliff -- 7. Adolescent Spirituality and Education / Karen Marie Yust -- 8. Spirituality and Education: A Framework / Robert (Bob) London -- 9. Spirituality and Contemplative Education / Aostre Johnson -- 10. A Unity of Peoples, Spirits, and Lands / Linita Manu'atu, M. Kepa, M. Pepe, and M.I. Taione -- 11. Towards a Holistic Teacher Education: Spirituality and Special Education Teacher Training / Kaili Zhang and Deirdra I-Hwey Wu.
PART III. 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 in Social Work, Youth and Family Studies / Anthony James -- 16. Spirituality and Occupational Therapy: Reflections on Professional Practice and Future Possibilities / Mick Collins -- 17. Spirituality and Midwifery / Jennifer Hall -- 18. Spiritual Screening in Community-Based Palliative Care by the Multidisciplinary Team / Julie Fletcher.
PART IV. 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 J. 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.
PART V. ANALYSING THE VOICES AND CONCLUDING THOUGHTS -- 25. Understandings and Applications of Contemporary Spirituality: Analysing the Voices / Marian de Souza and Jacqueline Watson.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 16, 2016).
ISBN 9783319313801 (electronic bk.)
3319313800 (electronic bk.)
9783319313788 (print)
3319313789 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-31380-1
OCLC # 952705999
Additional Format Print version: Spirituality across disciplines. Switzerland : Springer, [2016] 3319313789 (DLC) 2016943186 (OCoLC)939531946

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