Title

Spirituality: Experiencing the everyday world as grace

Department

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Horizons

Publication Date

1998-01-01

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

84

Last Page

94

Abstract

This essay discusses spirituality as opening toward the experience of interconnectedness which forms the world. It interprets God as an empowering presence within the gracious quality of being reaching toward us through the connectedness. The essay draws upon Masao Abe's notion of sunyata and Heidegger's description of the everyday world to discuss the interdependency which finds us within one another's care, though this is generally taken for granted and lies hidden. Spirituality experiences this connectedness as gift and opens the possibility of care. By associating care with the empowering presence of God, we move beyond the dualism which otherwise sets apart God and world, God and humans. © 1998, The College Theology Society. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1017/S0360966900030759

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0360966900030759

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