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Synonyms for inwardness

preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values

the quality or state of being inward or internal

preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)

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Why study the history of inwardness among three diverse religions?
Results of this study indicated that (a) the value of cultivation of good virtues (benevolence, humanity, and a sense of justice) was positively related to attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and (b) the values of social traditionalism and cultural inwardness (a value that endorses cultural superiority/intolerance) were correlated with negative attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities (Hampton & Xiao, 2009).
The significance of Bromley's insights becomes especially clear in his discussion of masochism, a sexual practice that "locates pleasures at the body's surface, uncoupling inwardness from affective relations" (80).
In "Critical Pedagogy and Despair: A Move Toward Kierkegaard's Passionate Inwardness" (a chapter from the 2009 book, Curriculum Studies--The Next Moment), McKnight writes that despair can provide students with an opportunity to engage in a "passionate inwardness," which can eventually lead to more self-directed, proactive involvement in the world.
Rotting, foulness, poison, contagion, corruption, melancholy, judgment, embodiment, inwardness, usurpation, alienation, and impersonation--the themes of Hamlet are the themes of leprosy.
But in keeping with that old kernel that you can't have the light without the dark, when it comes to Tanlines' music, Emm's propensity for social inwardness might be what allows him to be the band's dominant voice--not only literally as its singer, but also as its lyricist.
According to Climacus (Kierkegaard's pseudonym), original immanence is the ubiquity of the eternal (Ferreira), people suffer from a forgetfulness concerning ethical and religious existence and inwardness (this condition of forgetfulness is tied to their knowing too much) (Muench), inwardness is both a self's relation to itself and its outward relation to others (Mooney), and practical reasoning is distinguished by its focus on the aims and goals that orient a person (Furtak).
His topics include Gottfried Keller's Der grune Heinrich, the end of inwardness in Willhelm Raabe's Pfisters Muhle, and the realism of history in Der Stechlin and Vor dem Sturm.
The significance for Christian faith, and for religious faith in general, of the concepts of inwardness and subjectivity that figure so centrally in the Postscript are the focus of Clare Carlisle and David Law's essays, but this topic is also a central preoccupation of C.
Ibn Alibi, one of the best-known Sufi masters, defined Sufism as "a science through which one can know how to travel into the presence of the Divine, purify one's inwardness from filth, and beautify it with a variety of praiseworthy traits.
ABSENCE OF MIND: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson.
Inwardness, in turn, became a distinctive note of Bildung, "a belief that spiritual emancipation through education in the humanities" is the "path to (inner) freedom.
Forged in the crucible of a rural, segregated African-American community in Florida, and nourished by closeness to the Divine Presence, the spirituality of Howard Thurman (1899-1981) is governed by a deep, abiding inwardness, a solitary relation with God, which nourishes responsiveness to other people.
Fleming's ambitious critique of esoteric inwardness, secrecy, and individualism--set forth in the volume's introduction, "Against Secrecy," and then sharpened in the concluding chapter, "Secrecy Again?
Because of this inwardness, the differing methodological approaches among disciplines, and the reward systems within disciplines and universities, it is difficult for faculty to reach outside their disciplines and departments, so as to share knowledge and/or mine knowledge at the intersections of disciplines.