What is it?

Civil rights activist and theologian Dr. Vincent Harding coined the phrase dangerous spirituality, referring to a spirituality that “disturbs the peace of the devil.” It is a practice of seeing oneself in others, feeling connections between the intimate and the global, and staying “constantly present in the struggle.”

I’ve created this blog on dangerous spirituality, as I try to embody the fully radical implications of  my own spiritual practice, Buddhism. Thank you, Dr. Harding, for the generous permission to use your phrase for this blog.

Dr. Harding’s essay about dangerous spirituality, as well as an interview with him on the podcast “On Being,” are here.


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