International Handbook of Spirituality and Society

Laszlo Zsolnai and Bernadette Flanagan (All Hallows College, Dublin City University) develop the International Handbook of Spirituality and Society for Routledge. The Handbookaims to summarize the most important issues and problems  of spiritually-related activities in different fields of social life. Also, it presents approaches and models for  professions working in these domains.  

Spirituality is apparently present in almost every sphere and aspect of social life, especially in the context of crises and vulnerabilities. Spirituality appears in our dealing with nature, home and community, healing, economics and business, knowledge, and education. Professions related to these fields are trying to integrate the spiritual aspect in their underlying theories, working models and practices. The “spiritualization” of the professions includes ecology, agriculture, landscape and urban planning, gardening, tourism, psychological counseling, pastoral care, social work, medicine, nursing, economics, business, law, politics, science, art, technology, architecture, design, fashion, media, and education.

Professional associations are growing to make spirituality a vital perspective in their functioning. Examples include the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, the European SPES Institute, the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group of the Academy of Management in the USA, and the Spirituality, Leadership & Management Network  in Australia.

Essays in the Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society include

Spirituality and Religion (Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA)

Spirituality and Transpersonalism  (Les Lancaster, The Alef Trust, UK)

Spirituality and Emergent Research Methods (Rosemarie Anderson, Sofia University, California, USA)

Spirituality and Ecology (Elizabeth Allison, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA)

Spirituality and Agriculture  (John E. Ikerd, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)

Spirituality and Water (Gary Chamberlain, Seattle University, USA)

Spirituality and Landscape Planning  (C.C. Konijnendijk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Spirituality and Cities (Brian R. Sinclair, University of Calgary, Canada)

Spirituality and Tourism (Greg Willson, Edith Cowan University, Australia)

Spirituality and Birth (Susan Crowther, University of Aberdeen, UK)

Spirituality and Childhood (Adrian-Mario Gellel, University of Malta, Malta)

Spirituality, Marriage and Family  (Peter Jankowski, Bethel University, USA)

Spirituality and Gender  (Anna Fedele, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal)

Spirituality and Sexuality (Tommy E. Turner, Jacksonville State University, USA)

Spirituality and Aging (Susan H. McFadden, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, USA)

Spirituality and Sport (Simon Robinson, Leeds University, UK)

Spirituality and Disability (John Swinton, University of Aberdeen, UK)

Spirituality and Homelessness  (Jill Snodgrass, Loyola University, Maryland, USA)

Spirituality and Social Work (Beth R. Crisp, Deakin University, Australia)

Spirituality and Pastoral Care (Jill L. Snodgrass, Loyola University Maryland, USA)

Spirituality and Interculturality (Steven J. Sandage, Boston University, USA)

Spirituality and Medicine (Athar Yawar, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK)

Spirituality and Illness (Arndt Büssing, University Witten/Herdecke, Germany)

Spirituality and Nursing (Sandhya Chandramohan, KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing, South Africa)

Spirituality and Counseling (Peter Tyler, St Mary's University, Twickenham, London, UK)

Spirituality and Mental Health (Chris Cook, Durham University, UK)

Spirituality and Dementia  (Peter Kevern, Staffordshire University, UK)

Spirituality and Addiction (Paramabandhu Groves, Camden and Islington NHS Trust, UK)

Spirituality and Trauma  (Julio F.P. Peres, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Spiritual/Religious Abuse  (Teresa B Pasquale, Asheville, North Carolina, USA)

Spirituality and Business (Luk Bouckaert, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and Laszlo Zsolnai, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)

Spirituality in Management Development (Katalin Illes, University of Westminster, London, UK) 

Spirituality and the Workplace  (Robert Giacalone, University of Denver, Colorado, USA and Carole Jurkiewicz, Hofstra University, New York, USA)

Spirituality and International Development (Carlos Hoevel, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Spirituality and Law (Cat J. Zavis, Bellingham, WA, USA)

Spirituality and Social Activism  (Alastair McIntosh, author and activist, Glasgow, UK and Matt Carmichael, climate activist, Leeds, UK)

Spirituality and Leadership (Margaret Benefiel, Shalem Institute, Washington, D.C., USA) 

Spirituality and Policing  (Jonathan Smith, Devon & Cornwall Police, UK)

Spirituality and Prison (Tom O’Connor, Transforming Corrections & Western Oregon University, USA)

Spirituality and Culture  (Imre Lazar, Karoly University of Budapest, Hungary)  

Spirituality and Science  (Peter Pruzan, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India)

Spirituality and Philosophy (David Rousseau, Centre for Systems Philosophy, Surrey, UK)

Spirituality and Architecture (Julio Bermudez, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA)

Spirituality and Graphic Design  (Cyndi Wiley, Grand View University, Iowa, USA)

Spirituality and Fashion (Doirean Wilson, Middlesex University, London, UK)

Spirituality and Design  (Stuart Walker, Lancaster University, UK)

Spirituality and Literature (Sunjoy Mukharjee, Indian Institute of Management, India)

Spirituality and Visual Arts  (James McCullough, Lindenwood University, UK)

Spirituality and Music  (Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Spirituality and Theatre (Edmund B Lingan, The University of Toledo, Toledo, USA)

Spirituality and Film (Kenneth R. Morefield, Champbell University, Buies Creek, USA)

Spirituality and Dancing (Celeste Snowber, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada)

Spirituality and Martial Arts  (Henk Oosterling, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Spirituality and Media/Journalism  (Mark Pearson,  Griffith University, Australia)

Spirituality in Cyberspace (Paola Di Maio, Palpung Sherabling Institute of Higher Buddhist Studies, India)

Spirituality and Teaching (Bernadette Flanagan and Michael O’Sullivan, All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland)