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Book review: Dispirited: how contemporary spirituality makes us stupid, selfish and unhappy

Nell, Miranda (2013) Book review: Dispirited: how contemporary spirituality makes us stupid, selfish and unhappy. LSE Review of Books (27 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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"Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy." David Webster. Zero Books. June 2012. --- David Webster‘s book seeks to identify the toxic impact of spiritual discourses on our lives. Spirituality makes us confused, apolitical and miserable – whether that spirituality is from conventional religious roots, from a new-age buffet of beliefs, or from some re-imagined ancient system of belief, argues Webster. Miranda Nell finds that this is an accessible and provocative read, but is not entirely convinced by the author’s conclusions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 10:31
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54122

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