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Engaged Spirituality: Social Change and American Religion

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In Engaged Spirituality , Gregory C. Stanczak challenges this assumption, arguing that spirituality plays an important social role as well. Based on more than one hundred interviews with individuals of diverse faith traditions, the book shows how prayer, meditation, and ritual provide foundations for activism. Among the stories, a Buddhist monk in Los Angeles intimately describes the physical sensations of strength and compassion that sweep her body when she recites the Buddha's name in times of selfless service, and a ...

Engaged Spirituality: Social Change and American Religion 2006, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813538365

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Engaged Spirituality: Social Change and American Religion 2006, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813538358

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