Christian Spirituality in the Contemporary World

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Students will examine the impact of secularisation on expressions of Christian spirituality. They will consider the subjective turn within western society and the challenge presented to Christian spirituality by New Age and secular spiritualities. The idea of spiritual capital and its place within wider societal evaluations of spirituality. They explore the emergence of spirituality as an important component of well-being within contemporary society(e.g. healthcare, education etc), and the challenges that such expressions of spirituality pose for Christian spirituality. They will also examine expressions of spirituality that respond to these challenges.

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