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Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758

Abstract

LOMBAARD, C.. Spirituality: Sense and gist. On meaning, God and being. Acta theol. [online]. 2008, vol.28, suppl.11, pp.94-107. ISSN 2309-9089.

The definition of spirituality is a notoriously difficult undertaking. Rather than continuingly pointing this out, two advances are suggested in this article: That the impossibility of a precise definition of spirituality is accepted, as is the case with many other important aspects of life, and that the inherently paradoxical nature of spirituality is more fully explored as a way of coming to a deeper understanding of this phenomenon. The latter is illustrated by briefly juxtaposing the concepts of God and non-God and of self-implication and estrangement. The most important books for furthering such analyses are listed.

Keywords : Spirituality; Definition; God and non-God; Self-implication and estrangement.

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