Spirituality and the Sacred in Everyday Life

  • Clemens BartollasEmail author
  • Dragan MilovanovicEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Pioneers in Criminology book series (PAPICR)


Spirituality has always been somewhere in Richard’s thinking, but became much more pronounced in his later journies. Everyday life now became the occasion of constant scrutiny of his own identity and understanding in connection with the contingencies of everyday engagements. His work is about looking deeply inward in engaging his aspirations, past, struggles, and searches for better understanding of it all. The present became filled with the past and future all at once, and within this crucible, Richard develops profound insights about one person’s engagement with understanding. It resonates with those who have entered “Ivory Tower,” it calls upon the reader to reflect on their own journey. Create space, he would say, to engage with the illusions and fictions that often prop up everyday reality and our identities. Face the unknown in good faith, resist the ready-made recipes that society’s warm and comfortable caves offer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Anthropology and CriminologyUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.Justice Studies DepartmentNortheastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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