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Title: Spirituality - a Multifaceted Phenomenon
Subtitle: Interdisciplinary Explorations
Author(s): WAAIJMAN, Kees
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 17 Date: 2007
This article reflects on the various ways spirituality is studied in academic setting. The author describes and analyses what happens in twelve disciplines: theology, religious studies, philosophy, literary sciences, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, education, management studies, medicine, and natural sciences. The analysis follows an encyclopedic matrix: words, things, images, texts, histories, processes, relationships, professions, disciplines, and theories. On the basis of this description and analysis, the author discovered patterns of interdisciplanrity. This could be a first step for futher interdisciplinary explorations in the field of spirituality.