Master of Theology (MTh)
Martin Luther University College
Thomas St. James O’Connor
In the last decade, one observes an increased interest in applied spirituality that takes into account the fact that spirituality has left the boundaries of religion. Psychologists and neuroscientists postulate a spiritual intelligence. As a scientific concept it adopts an etic perspective on spirituality. It is used in healthcare, management and education. It is interested in spirituality but not in religion. Christian spirituality on the other hand is rooted in a particular religion. Lytta Basset offers guidance for spiritual growth in the Christian faith tradition. Because spiritual growth is very personal, Basset adopts an emic perspective on spiritual experiences. This thesis asks how these two perspectives can enter in a fruitful dialogue and where are the limits of it.
Zinsstag, Maria, "Living on Breath and Spirit: Spiritual Intelligence and Spiritual Journey in the Christian Faith Tradition" (2010). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 979.