Reflexive Spirituality: Seeking the Spiritual Experience in a Modern Society

Drawing from religious traditions and modern reason, reflexive spirituality features an attitude that is constantly questioning and critically thinking in order to achieve transcendent meaning.

In a recent study of the culture of the American spirituality movement, Courtney Bender observed the importance of spiritual experience and the practices that support and give meaning to them; she said that these practices in reflexive spirituality made “daily life...always possibly revelatory” and “any (or every) event...potentially meaningful."
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