January 7 - 4 Stages of Spirituality with guest Margaret Placentra Johnston

As a practicing Optometrist Dr. Margaret Placentra Johnston has spent the last three decades helping people see better in the physical world. But now she is on a new mission to offer clearer vision of a different sort: a broader perspective about religion and spirituality than what the conventional world typically recognizes. Her book, Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind, was named the GOLD WINNER of the 2013 Nautilus Book Award in Religion/spirituality.

Margaret is confident that an understanding of the spiritual stages could bring an end to religious intolerance, by freeing people from the literal religious beliefs that separate us one from another. The broader perspective of spiritual development theory would recognize all the various religions as localized expressions of a common human search for connection with something greater than ourselves. This would lead us beyond literal belief, toward a metaphorical understanding of spiritual concepts and a genuine spirituality based on values, especially unity - the most spiritually mature value of all.

Dr. Johnston holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degree in Education from the Catholic University of America; a Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She offers courses and speaks to groups on spiritual development. Margaret has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Northern Virginia.



Tune in Wednesday, January 7th at 10:00 am PT

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good people who have left the church

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