Archive for May, 2007

Examination of Types and Effects of Spiritual Seeking


Recent studies on religious attitudes and behavior tend to suggest that Americans are becoming more spiritual and less religious. The spiritual seeking is seen as characterizing the present moment – creating what Roof (1999) calls a culture of spiritual quest. In this changing cultural landscape that is characterized by differences in belief and practices between the spiritually versus religiously committed, there is little empirical evidence for different types of spiritual questing and its effects, if any, in a individuals consumer centric life. In this article, the authors investigate the effects of three different types of spiritual seeking: Religion as Means, Religion as End, and Religion as Quest. Read more