My Views On Spirituality And My Understanding Of The Concepts Of Pluralism, Scientism, And Postmodernism

992 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Spirituality means different things to different people. This world is made up of individuals with different ideas and beliefs which give birth to different worldviews. My personal worldview is based on how I was reared. My religion, Christianity, is what shapes my worldview. I believe in one God who gave his only begotten Son, who died not for only my sins but everyone of this world. This paper will discuss the various meanings of "spirituality," and my understanding of the concepts of pluralism, scientism, and postmodernism.
Spirituality
Spirituality can have various meanings. The word “spirituality” has gained varied, and occasionally contradictory meanings. Traditionally, spirituality is attached to religious values. Some individuals consider spirituality to be a condition in which we are tied to Nature, God, and the innermost element of ourselves or each other. (Hereford, n.d.). According to Dictionary.com, spirituality” is the quality or fact of being spiritual. The Journal of Advance Nursing defines spirituality as an inherent component of being human, and is subjective, intangible, and multidimensional (RA, 2002 ). However, a basic definition of spirituality is the quality of one’s sensitivity to the things of the spirit such as peace, justice and love which cannot be exactly identified by the senses but whose effects can be concluded by one’s observations. Therefore, the basic implication of spirituality involves things that cannot be seen directly by the…

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