Living Spiritual Teachers Project is an ongoing special project by SpiritualityHealth.com.
“It may well be that the meeting of spiritual paths-the assimilation not only of one’s personal spiritual heritage, but that of the human community as a whole – is the distinctive spiritual journey of our time.”
-Ewert Cousins, Professor of Theology, Fordham University
The twenty-first century has been dubbed the “age of interspirituality” by Brother Wayne Teasdale and others who are impressed by the increased sharing of ultimate experiences among people of different spiritual traditions. Certainly publishers have taken note of the trend – making available an unprecedented array of resources from all the world’s religions.
Still, many of us only pay attention to teachers in our own tradition. The result is a missed opportunity to expand and deepen our faith by learning from sacred texts and practices of others.
We are pleased to announce that the “Living Spiritual Teachers Project” will be an ongoing project of this website. We hope these brief profiles – complete with background on each teacher, a bibliography, and a list of his or her distinctive contributions to the field – will make it easier for you to identify living teachers whose wisdom might augment your spiritual journey.
Marcus J. Borg
William Sloane Coffin
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
Thich Nhat Hanh
Brother David Steindl-Rast