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Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

by Robert A. BurnsRobert A. Burns
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In the United States, against the background of secularization, the religious atmospheres have changed radically in the past 40 years. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which opened America's doors to immigrants from all over the world. As a result, approximately one million immigrants legally enter the United States each year and bring with them religions traditions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religious pluralistic society that has ever existed. Burns acknowledges the struggle that many people face when seeking a deeper spirituality and do not now where or how to begin, and seeks to guide readers through the confusion and back to the meaning of spirituality. This book leads readers through the various approaches taken to achieving a deeper spiritual life by presenting and discussing the religious philosophies of spiritual leaders throughout history. Ultimately, Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City provides readers with the ability to see themselves in a proper context by offering a new avenue for deeper spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761841289
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 09/09/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.11(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Burns is chairperson of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1: The New Religious America Chapter 3 2: Spirituality Today Chapter 4 3: Catholic Mystics and Spiritual Writers Chapter 5 4: Lay Spirituality and Prayer Chapter 6 5: Feminist Theology and Spirituality Chapter 7 6. Hispanic Theology and Spirituality Chapter 8 7: African American Theology and Spirituality Chapter 9 8: Devotional Catholicism Chapter 10 9: The Charismatic Movement (Renewal) Chapter 11 10: "Spiritual" but not "Religious" Chapter 12 Conclusion

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