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Title: 'Spiritualität' in deutschen theologischen Lexika des 21. Jahrhunderts
Author(s): JASPERT, Bernd
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 26 Date: 2016
The use of the term ‘Spirituality’ (Spiritualität) in five German theological dictionaries from the beginning of the 21th century (two from Catholic and three from Protestant) is more common than the old term ‘piety’ (Frömmigkeit). Only some authors distinguish between the two terms. With the blurred and large idea of spirituality people can express much things which have no place in piety. All together (with Peter Eicher): Religion is not all. But without religion there is no humanity and divinity. Therefore spirituality is necessary.