Religious vs. spiritual: Study says the truly ‘spiritual but not religious’ are hard to find

in 2013, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Theology
August 16th, 2013

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Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology

The term “spiritual but not religious” has, over the last decade, evolved from an academic definition to a widely used label for people who have abandoned traditional congregations in favor of a more solitary form of belief and worship…

Expert quote:

“People who occupy this spiritual-but-not-religious category are really few and far between if you look at what people believe and practice. You have to ask people what are they trying to tell us when they talk about themselves that way.”

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