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Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420411

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.001.0001

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Reading spiritually: transforming knowledge in a new age

Reading spiritually: transforming knowledge in a new age

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(p.137) Ten Reading spiritually: transforming knowledge in a new age
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Religion, spirituality and the social sciences
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Natassja Smiljanic

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0011

This chapter aims to forge out the possibilities of different ways of approaching knowledge as the world approaches a new era of spiritual awareness. It also examines the possibilities of transforming consciousness in the roles of academics, teachers, and thinkers. In this chapter, it is argued that legal theorisation has become devoid of connections to the lived worlds of those it affects so that it is no longer capable of meeting the needs of complex and multi-faith societies. Hence, this chapter suggests a deeper and more spiritual approach to understanding the law and its applications. It suggests that this approach would produce more nuanced and more just and legal understandings.

Keywords:   knowledge, spiritual awareness, teachers, legal theorisation, multi-faith societies, spiritual approach, law

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