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Date of Award

7-1997

Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Spirituality

Department

School of Theology • Seminary

First Advisor

Randall Morris

Abstract

There exists a strange paradox in contemporary United States spirituality. While recent book sales and other indicators might suggest resurgence in faith, there also appears to be a general frustration in today's faith filled person. What are believers searching for, and where can they find it?

The problems in this search for "spirituality" are diverse and have many causes. In this paper I establish why there is a resurgence in spiritual activity today and where these searchers should be looking. While the questions seem to be new, some of the answers lie in traditional Ignatian spirituality. How can the Jesuit charism be applied to today's culturally distinct issues?

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