Spirituality & Culture
Useful links and materials for the following areas:
Spirituality in General
- Beliefnet. A good website dealing with spirituality, inspiration and faith. It has sub-sections which cover the different religious traditions and their particular spiritualities.
- Spirituality and Practice. A highly recommended website that deals with different kinds and aspects of spirituality in the contemporary world
- Patheos. A website dealing in many areas connected with Religion and Spirituality. This is a link to the spirituality section.
Religion & Faith
- IMPORTANT! Faith and Religion in Canada: from the Angus Reid Institute (2015). Link HERE
- Why Americans are Leaving Religion and Why They're Unlikely to Come Back. Linke HERE
Spiritual but not Religious
- "Spiritual, but not Religious" HERE. A landmark study by Robert Fuller (2001) that helped describe this growing phenomenon among Americans. This is an excerpt from the book through Beliefnet.
- The Difference between Religion and Spirituality in Society Today. A thoughtful article by Dr. Graham English which includes a discussion on Ninian's Smart's well-known "Dimensions of Religion".
- Pew Research Study on the Spiritual "Nones" (those who choose the 'Spiritual but not Religious' category) HERE.
- National Post 2012 article on 'Spiritual but not Religious' in Canada HERE.
Some Critical Perspectives about 'Spiritual but not Religious'
- From Rabbi David Wolpe through Time Magazine HERE.
- From Pastor Lillian Daniel who argues that God could indeed be found in church HERE.
- Some critical perspectives from the blog of Dr. David Webster HERE.
The Intersection of Spirituality and Popular Culture
- Hollywood Jesus. Pop Culture from Spiritual Points of View
- Reel World Theology Movies reviewed from a Theological Perspective