Losing my Religion?Religious and Spiritual Coping in Times of Individualisation
Hessel Zondag, Marinus van Uden
International Series in Mental Health and Religion, Volume 3.
Uitgegeven in samenwerking met Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 2017. 128 pagina's.
€ 29,80, te bestellen bij uitgever Shaker Verlag.
|The subject of the present research presented in
this book is the position of religion and spirituality in
a culture characterised by individualism, more
specifically expressive individualism, and the narcissism
associated with it. On the one hand, it has been argued
that, in an expressive- individualistic and narcissistic
culture, there exists an aversion against institutions,
also the religious ones; on the other hand, there are
strong indications that people are adapting religion to
individual designs. The emergence of spirituality is
supposed to be an expression of this. Linked with this is
the question what the position is of religious and
spiritual coping, in particular in problems that are
associated with the narcissistic habitus: boredom and
anxiety. Is there, in managing this kind of prob-lems,
still a place for coping with a religious and spiritual
character, or not? Losing my religion?