Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life.
Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as social reforms, national identity, and existential spirituality, this publication is ideally designed for theoreticians, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, advanced-level students and sociologists.
Reviews and Testimonials
With a unique insight and sense of purpose, this book engages with the most important issue of our time: how to find balance, wisdom and civility in the way we live and manage ourselves today? How can the best of traditional wisdom be accessed in a distracted techno-culture like ours? Religion and spirituality, the individual and society, cultures that have long been at odds but are now thrown together in the reduced space and time continuum of modernity — all these are part of the mix of the dilemmas of modernity. It needs the diversity of views, along with the balance of detail and generality that this illuminating collection of viewpoints affords, to approach this immense global challenge not with dread but hope and with the relish that accompanies any expansion of awareness or encounter with new ideas. For any student or organisation engaging with these questions of meaning this book will be an invaluable guide and companion.
– Laurence Freeman, OSB, The World Community for Christian Meditation, USA