Spirituality, religion, and social work: An effort towards interdisciplinary conversation
Cultural diversity, Interdisciplinary conversation, Religion, Spirituality
Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work
Social work scholars and practitioners have approached the question of how to integrate religion and/or spirituality into their profession in one of four typical ways: (1) resistance or avoidance; (2) an overly-generalized syncretism; (3) radical separation of the terms spirituality and religion; or (4) a genuinely interdisciplinary conversation between the disciplines of social work and religious studies. This latter approach not only identifies social work’s conflictual founding legacy, but also recognizes broader contemporary intellectual traditions which do not easily separate “religion” from “spirituality”. Such awareness and common grounding allow social work to more substantively and creatively partake in cross-disciplinary research and discussion. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Praglin, Laura J., "Spirituality, religion, and social work: An effort towards interdisciplinary conversation" (2004). Faculty Publications. 3070.