Religion vs. Spirituality: A Contemporary Conundrum

In this article the author addresses the current tension between "religion" (usually understood as institutional structure, dogma, and practice) and "spirituality" (usually understood as personal involvement in the growth and development of the self). She suggests that the conflictual or contradictory relation between the two results from a faulty understanding of both and that, properly understood, religious traditions are the normal and healthiest context for genuine spiritualities.