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Spiritual Discourse in the Academy

A Globalized Indigenous Perspective


Edited By Njoki Nathani Wane, Francis Akena Adyanga and Ahmed Ali Ilmi

Spiritual Discourse in the Academy focuses on the value of spirituality as a subjugated knowledge from globalized contexts. The book's central tenet is that spirituality is the core of one's intellectual growth and that its inclusion in education acknowledges the sum total of who we are. It not only offers strategies for transformative education, but also embraces global diversity and inclusive education for the twenty-first century.
The book also provides a detailed examination of spirituality from a global context, acknowledges the detrimental legacies of colonialism on indigenous spirituality, knowledge systems, traditional justice systems, and on indigenous peoples. Spiritual Discourse in the Academy reaches out to educators, scholars, and students who are interested in the multiple roles of spirituality in schooling and society at large. It can be used for teaching courses in spirituality, education, religious studies, and cultural studies.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Spiritual discourse in the academy: a globalized indigenous perspective / [18 authors]; Edited by Njoki Nathani Wane, Francis Akena Adyanga, Ahmed Ali Ilmi. p. cm. – (Black studies and critical thinking; v. 55) Includes bibliographical references. 1. Universities and colleges–Religion. 2. Education, Higher–Aims and objectives. 3. Religious pluralism. 4. Spiritual life. 5. Multicultural education. 6. Education and globalization. I. Wane, Njoki Nathani, editor of compilation. II. Adyanga, Akena Francis, editor of compilation. III. Ilmi, Ahmed Ali, editor of compilation. LC383.S678 378’.01–dc23 2013041246 ISBN 978-1-4331-2231-6 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2230-9 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4539-1235-5 (e-book) ISSN 1947-5985

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