Chapter

From Dwelling to Seeking

Robert Wuthnow

in After Heaven

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780520213968
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520213968.003.0001
From Dwelling to Seeking

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This chapter discusses the changing character of spirituality. It shows the many ways spiritual practices have changed over the years. It then studies the spirituality of dwelling, which emphasizes habitation, and the spirituality of seeking, which emphasizes negotiation. This chapter also reveals that it is the complex cultural and social environment where Americans live that serve as the source of these changes in spirituality.

Keywords: spirituality; spiritual practices; spirituality of dwelling; habitation; spirituality of seeking; negotiation; social environment

Chapter.  7538 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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