Spirituality and the Borderlands

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Fernandez-Goldborough, J. (2013). Spirituality in the borderlands. In J. L. Hochmeimer, & W. S. Schmidt (Eds.), Spirituality in the 21st century: Explorations (pp.97-107). Oxford, England.: Interdisciplinary Press.

ISBN: 978-1-84888-168-6.


200211 Postcolonial Studies


The fluidity of borders calls for a re-thinking of new ways of articulating and experiencing community. How can we break the boundaries of closed worlds to open new vistas of understanding so as to experience spirituality through community without the old prejudices of race, caste and religion? How can cosmopolitan communities provide a new model of spirituality that defies the boundaries of class and caste?


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Spirituality in the 21st Century: Explorations may be accessed from the publisher here.