An existential framework of spirituality

Webster, R. Scott 2004, An existential framework of spirituality, International journal of children's spirituality, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 7-19, doi: 10.1080/1364436042000200799.

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Title An existential framework of spirituality
Author(s) Webster, R. ScottORCID iD for Webster, R. Scott
Journal name International journal of children's spirituality
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 7
End page 19
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1364-436X
Keyword(s) existential
Summary A holistic approach to spirituality indicates a spiritual development that is relevant for all students and not just for those who have a religious background. However, debates in England surrounding spirituality in education often generally locate it within the religious domain (Blake, 1996;Carr, 1995, 1999;Isherwood, 1999). Conceptualizing spirituality in such a way tends to deny access to this development for non-religious students or students in non-religious contexts. Alternatively the other approaches to spirituality have adopted non-religious viewpoints (see Erricker, 2003, p. 7). Such either/or approaches work against the notion that spirituality should be conceived as intrinsic to the enterprise of education. This paper offers a brief view of a more elaborate existential framework of spirituality which has been developed in order to transcend the religious/secular divide. A short account of Existentialist philosophy is provided before an outline of the framework is discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1364436042000200799
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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