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dc.contributor.advisorAguilar, Mario I.
dc.contributor.authorBarclay, Gordon T.
dc.coverage.spatialxvi, 534 p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-27T10:00:35Z
dc.date.available2015-03-27T10:00:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/6374
dc.description.abstractThis work considers the theoretical, epistemological and methodological criteria for a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to the study of spiritual experience founded within a qualitative paradigm. Spirituality is noted to be of increasing significance in society and as a developing discipline within the academy and spiritual experience is offered as an opening to greater understanding and appreciation of an individual’s understandings of their spirituality. The methodology provides an interpretative approach towards an opportunity for resonance, identification and empathy between individual and reader through richly descriptive narratives offering insights into such experiences and developing themes and threads of particular interest prior to seeking universal and semi universal traits between or amongst narratives. Practical methods for applying the methodology are considered, including ethical and researcher reflexive issues. The assessment of the methodology includes its application to a case study, located within contemporary Christianity in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, which due to limitations of space focuses particularly on the notion of the Gift and assists in the determination of the efficacy and validity of hermeneutic phenomenology in the study of spiritual experience.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectHermeneuticen_US
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectSpiritualen_US
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_US
dc.subjectMethodologyen_US
dc.subjectExperienceen_US
dc.subjectMethoden_US
dc.subjectRomanen_US
dc.subjectCatholicen_US
dc.subjectArchdioceseen_US
dc.subjectSt Andrewsen_US
dc.subjectEdinburghen_US
dc.subjectScotlanden_US
dc.subjectContemporaryen_US
dc.subjectHermeneutic phenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectContemporary spiritualityen_US
dc.subjectContextualisationen_US
dc.subjectComplexificationen_US
dc.subjectGift theoryen_US
dc.subjectReciprocityen_US
dc.subjectMonasticismen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectSymbol and metaphoren_US
dc.subjectReflexivityen_US
dc.subjectIntentionalityen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionen_US
dc.subjectHermeneutic circleen_US
dc.subjectTrustworthinessen_US
dc.subjectGeneralisabilityen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectParticipant recruitmenten_US
dc.subject.lccBV4511.B2
dc.subject.lcshSpirituality--Research--Methodologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshHermeneuticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPhenomenologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Church. Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (Scotland)en_US
dc.titleHermeneutic phenomenology as a methodology in the study of spiritual experience : case study: contemporary spirituality in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotlanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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