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Spiritual experience, practice, and community 

Spiritual experience, practice, and community
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Spiritual experience, practice, and community
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Fiona Gardner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199571390.003.0051
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date: 18 December 2017

It is clear that in Western cultures religious participation is declining, whilst interest in exploring spirituality is increasing. Links between these trends remain under-investigated, but research into their communal context is beginning to provide some answers. This chapter draws upon a range of research findings that explore the changing place of community in expressions of religion and spirituality.

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