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The Resource Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert, Fred Dallmayr

Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert, Fred Dallmayr

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Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert
Title
Spiritual guides
Title remainder
pathfinders in the desert
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Fred Dallmayr
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert, Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture. Political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources, and, above all, mindless consumerism and greedy self-satisfaction are all symptoms of what he contends is an expanding wasteland or desert where everything creative and nourishing decays and withers. Through an alternative interpretation of Nietzsche's saying "the desert grows," this book calls for spiritual renewal, invoking in particular four prominent guides or pathfinders in the desert: Paul Tillich, Raimon Panikkar, Thomas Merton, and Pope Francis. What links all four guides together is the view of spiritual life as an itinerarium, a pathway along difficult and often uncharted roads. Dallmayr begins by drawing a connection between Nietzsche's characterization of the desert in Zarathustra and the present culture of consumerism, in which a nearly-exclusive emphasis on productivity, efficiency, profitability, and the transformation of everything valuable into a useful resource prevails over all other goals. He also draws attention to another sense of "desert," namely, as a place of solitude, meditation, and retreat from affliction. Aptly defined, it becomes a place where spirituality arises from a painful "turning-about": a wrenching effort to extricate human life from the decay of late modernity. Spirituality is not a possession or property but rather the contemplation and radical mindfulness that we develop through engaged practices as we search for pathways to recovery. Spirituality becomes critical in the dominant political and cultural wasteland because it provides a bond linking humanity together. In the spirit of global ecumenism, Spiritual Guides also includes a discussion of Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist forms of spirituality. This book will interest students and scholars of philosophy, political theory and religion"--
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10619726
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1928-
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Dallmayr, Fred R.
Dewey number
230
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Spiritual life
  • Christian life
  • Spiritual life
  • Religious life
  • Spirituality
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • RELIGION / Spirituality
  • Christian life
  • Religious life
  • Spiritual life
  • Spiritual life
  • Spirituality
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pathfinders in the desert
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Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert, Fred Dallmayr
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1902327
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24 cm
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x, 186 pages
Isbn
9780268102586
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2017024327
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780268102586
  • (OCoLC)982091568
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Spiritual guides : pathfinders in the desert, Fred Dallmayr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1902327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 186 pages
Isbn
9780268102586
Lccn
2017024327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780268102586
  • (OCoLC)982091568

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