Spirituality for the Skeptic

Written By Robert C. Solomon
Spirituality for the Skeptic
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 04 December 2006
  • ISBN : 0195312139
  • Pages : 159 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Spirituality for the Skeptic written by Robert C. Solomon which was release on 04 December 2006, this book published by Oxford University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization?In Spirituality for the Skeptic, philosopher Robert Solomon explores what it means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles to reconcile philosophy with religion, this book offers a model of a vibrant, fulfilling spirituality that embraces the complexities of human existence and acknowledges the joys and tragedies of life. Solomon has forged an enlightened new path that synthesizes spirituality with emotions, intellect, science, and common sense. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate concern for the here-and-now, and not the by-and-by. Being spiritual doesn't mean being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It demands involvement and emotional engagement with others in the struggle to find meaning in our lives. As such, this modern-day spirituality encompasses a passionate enthusiasm for the world, the transformation of self, cosmic trust and rationality, coming to terms with fate, and viewing life as a gift, all of which are explored in depth throughout this book.Spirituality for the Skeptic answers the need for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that leads to personal fulfillment and satisfaction. By examining the ideas of great thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a practical vision of spirituality that should appeal to many seekers looking to make sense of the human condition.

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Spirituality for the Skeptic
  • Author : Robert C. Solomon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-04
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Is it possible to be spiritual and yet not believe in the supernatural? Can a person be spiritual without belonging to a religious group or organization?In Spirituality for the Skeptic, philosopher Robert Solomon explores what it means to be spiritual in today's pluralistic world. Based on Solomon's own struggles ...

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Spirituality for the Skeptic
  • Author : Robert C. Solomon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : After examining the ideas of great thinkers from Socrates to Kafka, a philosopher's radical approach to spirituality blends emotion, intellect, science, and common sense and urges a passionate enthusiasm for the world....

Spirituality for the Skeptic

Spirituality for the Skeptic
  • Author : Robert C. Solomon
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-04
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : By examining the ideas of great thinkers from Kafka to Socrates, this text arrives at an alternative vision of spirituality, one that is non-dogmatic and practical, that should appeal to many seekers looking to make sense of the human condition....

The Contemplative Skeptic

The Contemplative Skeptic
  • Author : Barrett A. Evans
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-20
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Skeptical but drawn to spirituality? Explore the best of both worlds. A former evangelical seminarian and ex-Roman Catholic, Barrett A. Evans is an agnostic who has retained a fascination with contemplative spirituality. Building on what he learned in his divinity, counseling, and historical studies, the author draws on hundreds of ...

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Reason as Religion
  • Author : Dean Walsh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 46
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Can reason and religion co-exist? Can you be truly skeptical and still spiritual? The surprising answer presented in this concise book of philosophy is that true skepticism, applied in its most rigid and unyielding form, leads us not to science, but to spirituality. Many of us today feel a yearning ...

More to Life

More to Life
  • Author : Britt Sevitt
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Do you believe that there is more to this world than can be perceived and experienced with your five senses? Well, Britt didn’t. She liked facts, reality, science and things she could explain. Although, somewhere deep down, she did always have a gut feeling that there was more to ...

Spirituality and Human Nature

Spirituality and Human Nature
  • Author : Donald Evans
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Evans (philosophy, U. of Toronto) discusses spirituality and depth psychology being open and closed, loving oneself, sexuality, and therapy; and spirituality in connection with skepticism positivism and the paranormal, positivism and the genuinely spiritual; ethics mystical humanism and morality, go...

Spiritual Realism

Spiritual Realism
  • Author : David A. Gurdjieff
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2004-10
  • Total pages : 116
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : You are not happy. You may enjoy periods of relative happiness and you may be happier than other people that you know, but you are not as happy as you'd like to be or as happy as you can be. How do I know? First of all, if you were ...

The Simple Book of Profound Truths

The Simple Book of Profound Truths
  • Author : Matthew L. Williams
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : This book is a revolutionary text for revolutionary spiritual times. Facing imminent global financial collapse and great adversity for the foreseeable future, people will need a powerful faith in God just to survive. But who can have great faith if they don’t know anything about God and how he ...

Walking with Grandfather

Walking with Grandfather
  • Author : Michael Hardin,Brian Zahnd
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Integrating Christian theology and aboriginal spirituality, this book tells the story of Michael Hardin's journey from seminary to ministerial burnout and finally to redemption discovering the shamanic path of Stalking Wolf (Grandfather). It details his experiences at The Tracker school led by world renowned tracker Tom Brown Jr., his skepticism ...

More to Life

More to Life
  • Author : Britt Sevitt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-16
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Do you believe that there is more to this world than can be perceived and experienced with your five senses? Well, Britt didn't. She liked facts, reality, science and things she could explain. Although, somewhere deep down, she did always have a gut feeling that there was more to life ...

Spirituality for Real

Spirituality for Real
  • Author : Wakundama Wakundama
  • Publisher : Spirituality for Real
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22
  • Total pages : 100
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : In his first book, WakunDaMa aims to bring humility, love, humanity, and compassion to the world through a more common-sense relationship with spirituality. He acknowledges the skeptics and agnostics of spirituality. He sheds light on modern integrative medicine. He brings more consciousness and real meaning to the words Mind, Body, ...

A Skeptic s Guide to the 12 Steps

A Skeptic s Guide to the 12 Steps
  • Author : Phillip Z.,Z. Phillip
  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing
  • Release Date : 1990-10-01
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary :

How many of us have felt like Phillip Z? He has a staunch belief in the Twelve Steps, yet struggles with the concept of a Higher Power.

In A Skeptic's Guide to the 12 Steps, the author investigates each of the Twelve Steps to gain a ...

Inner Strength Defies the Skeptic

Inner Strength Defies the Skeptic
  • Author : Duane Campbell
  • Publisher : Immediex Pub
  • Release Date : 2006-03-01
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : Campbell combines philosophy, psychology, spirituality, and sociology to deliver a powerful message about cultivating and unleashing one's inner strength, and challenging and conquering negative, counterproductive, and oppressive ideologies....

How We Believe

How We Believe
  • Author : Michael Shermer
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0195312139
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Summary : A new edition covering the latest scientific research on how the brain makes us believers or skeptics Recent polls report that 96 percent of Americans believe in God, and 73 percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people ...