Postsecular spirituality, engaged hermeneutics, and Charles Taylor’s notion of hypergoods

Show simple item record Van Aarde, A.G. (Andries G.) 2010-02-15T07:55:13Z 2010-02-15T07:55:13Z 2009
dc.description.abstract This essay sets out to argue that postsecular spirituality is about the quest for hypergoods within today’s mass populist- and consumerist-oriented world. It shows that people who consider themselves to be spiritual, not only have many values in their lives, but rank some values higher than others, with some being ranked as being of supreme importance, the so-called hypergoods. Such ethics has an interpersonal character, and in Christian circles this reopens the issue of biblical hermeneutics, especially the phenomenon of conflicting interpretations. Against the background of the various options of being religious in the secular age, the essay focuses on Charles Taylor’s view of the discovery of spirituality in a posttheistic world and his emphasis on the love of God and the ethics of justice as hypergoods. en
dc.identifier.citation Van Aarde, A.G., 2009, ‘Postsecular spirituality, engaged hermeneutics, and Charles Taylor’s notion of hypergoods’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #166, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v65i1.166. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v65i1.166
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Religious orientation en
dc.subject Theo-philosophy en
dc.subject Hypergoods en
dc.subject.lcsh Spirituality en
dc.subject.lcsh Ethics en
dc.subject.lcsh Secularism en
dc.subject.lcsh Secularization (Theology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Taylor, Charles, 1931- en
dc.subject.lcsh Neo-orthodoxy en
dc.subject.lcsh Hermeneutics -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Values en
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and justice en
dc.title Postsecular spirituality, engaged hermeneutics, and Charles Taylor’s notion of hypergoods en
dc.type Article en

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