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Reading spiritually: transforming knowledge in a new age

Natassja Smiljanic

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420411
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0011
Reading spiritually: transforming knowledge in a new age

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This chapter aims to forge out the possibilities of different ways of approaching knowledge as the world approaches a new era of spiritual awareness. It also examines the possibilities of transforming consciousness in the roles of academics, teachers, and thinkers. In this chapter, it is argued that legal theorisation has become devoid of connections to the lived worlds of those it affects so that it is no longer capable of meeting the needs of complex and multi-faith societies. Hence, this chapter suggests a deeper and more spiritual approach to understanding the law and its applications. It suggests that this approach would produce more nuanced and more just and legal understandings.

Keywords: knowledge; spiritual awareness; teachers; legal theorisation; multi-faith societies; spiritual approach; law

Chapter.  4896 words. 

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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