Spirituality as Passion

Robert C. Solomon

in Spirituality for the Skeptic

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134674
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833733 | DOI:
Spirituality as Passion

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Spirituality requires passion and engages the emotions. However, emotions are not dumb feelings. They are or can be insightful, caring engagements with the world. Love, erotic love, lies at the heart of spirituality and serves as a secular model. Reverence, which is more than respect but less than worship, is an ancient virtue that brings together many of the passions of spirituality.

Keywords: erotic love; Nietzsche; passions; reverence; spirituality

Chapter.  7956 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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