Faculty Publications

Title

Leisure, ethics, and spirituality

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Buddhism, Christianity, ethics, Islam, leisure, moral decision-making and behaviour, religion, Spirituality, Taoism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of Leisure Research

Volume

20

Issue

5

First Page

546

Last Page

562

Abstract

Leisure, ethics, and spirituality are interwoven and contribute to one’s leisure choices and behaviours. Spirituality is one component of the quality of one’s leisure. Another element of leisure in relationship to spirituality is ethical or moral considerations. The choice of leisure is often governed by one’s belief that participation respects one’s spiritual convictions and faith traditions. Pieper [2009. Leisure: The Basis of Culture; The Philosophical Act. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 69] writes, ‘the celebration of divine worship, then, is the deepest of the springs by which leisure is fed … though it must be remembered that leisure embraces everything, which without being merely useful, is an essential part of a full human existence’. Spiritual convictions and religious beliefs can provide an ethical framework for decision-making regarding leisure. This paper examines the relationship between spirituality, ethics, and leisure, and how one’s spirituality and ethical beliefs may influence leisure choices and experiences.

Original Publication Date

10-20-2017

DOI of published version

10.1080/11745398.2017.1295873

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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