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Towards a Postmodern Concept of Spirituality Within European Population

Kielkiewicz, Krzysztof (2016) Towards a Postmodern Concept of Spirituality Within European Population. Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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Since spirituality separated from religion it appeared as an unclear concept regarding its identity as a new secular domain. Responding to this condition and to the need of identifying spirituality, the aim of this research is to develop the concept of spirituality according to the current European population. The study applies mixed methodology and finds current spirituality functioning as a three-dimensional model composed of Transcendence, Immanence and Purpose. This concept is predicted by thirteen independent variables. The findings suggest that current pirituality is a person’s individual existential dimension being subject to change through the influence of various psychological, religious and social factors. The discoveries of the study find its practical implication within formational social fields such as education, counselling and psychotherapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 15:47
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 00:11


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