A Spiritual Guide for Retirement

by George M. Brockway, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781524613556
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781524613549

About the Book

This book is a "spiritual guide" and is not a self-help book but a self-discovery book. It's a book that helps you discover what you really believe about the spiritual. It uncovers and examines the beliefs underlying and supporting the two main views of the "spiritual" in our society, the secular humanist view, and the religious view. And in the process, it affords the reader a chance to reflect deeply on what they believe and on what it's all about.

About the Author

George M. Brockway, Ph.D. (Philosophy, Univ. of Wisconsin) Dr. Brockway spent many years in the classroom both here in the U.S. and in Switzerland, making Philosophy and other subjects come alive for his students. Trained as a Jesuit, he has read deeply in the classics and the Philosophy of Religion, especially, in recent years, in the area of Buddhist studies. Dr. Brockway also spent time in the private sector, first as an administrator of a General Internal Medicine Clinic and then as a stockbroker and investment consultant in the financial industry. His broad experience and keen interest in teaching give his writing a very practical and down-to-earth bent. This book, A Spiritual Guide for Retirement follows on an earlier work titled: Some Thoughts on the Big Questions and picks up some of the themes from that earlier work but is largely a new reflection on “the spiritual.” What is it referring to, the two main options for that referent and how it all relates to happiness and achieving a “more fully human” life. Dr. Brockway steers clear of the arcane or technically advanced disputes around many of these subjects, making his discussion of the spiritual accessible to those who want to go beyond mere sound bites or bromides and really engage with these fascinating topics. Those who take the time to participate in these discussions with Dr. Brockway will come away with a better understanding not only of the spiritual, but also of how it fits in, or doesn’t, with one’s personal and life goals.