Spirituality and Religion: Seeking a Juxtaposition That Supports Research in the Field of Faith and Spirituality at Work

  • Kelly Phipps
  • Margaret Benefiel


The relationship between the concepts of spirituality and religion remains unclear in the field of faith and spirituality at work. If the field is to mature, more clarity must be attained. This chapter examines the faith and spirituality at work literature to date, drawing out a number of possible juxtapositions of the two terms. It then offers six propositions to identify the underlying issues of the debate and to help guide future research in the field.


Religious Belief Religious Tradition Workplace Spirituality Spiritual Leadership Psychological Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helzberg School of ManagementRockhurst UniversityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Executive soul, LLCDorchesterUSA

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