Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 287–299 | Cite as

Spirituality In (and Out) of the Classroom: A Pragmatic Approach

  • Moses L. Pava
Teaching Business Ethics


This paper is divided into two sections. In the first section, I discuss “what is spirituality?” and in the section that follows, I examine some of the implications of my definition to the teaching of spirituality in an undergraduate business ethics course. For the purposes of this paper, spirituality is defined as the planned experience (the inner feeling) of blending integrity and integration through 1 – acceptance (of the past), 2 – commitment (to the future), 3 – reasonable choice, 4 – mindful action, and 5 –continuous dialog (both internal and external). This definition is a work-in-progress and offered mainly as a point of departure rather than a final destination.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Accounting and Business EthicsYeshiva UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.

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