A new challenge nourished from perpetual concern: Spirituality
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CitationMehmedoğlu, A. U., Mehmedoğlu, Y. (2013). A new challenge nourished from perpetual concern: Spirituality. İZÜ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 1(2), 190-205.
This paper will make the following claim: In our modern and postmodern period, extravagant secular regularizations have failed to satisfy inner-existential human needs and paved the way for subjectivism which seeks to reconstruct traditional religious praxis in the form of spirituality for modern life. Even though there is a shift from religion to spirituality, yet Western spirituality will transform but not eliminate religion; this is because, spirituality that makes more individualized religious practices attractive for modern times, still relates itself with reference to religious background. However, spirituality seems to cause some modifications within Western and Eastern traditions in terms of global multi-culturalism; and this situation can create some negative effect on faith systems of these traditions in the long term.