Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Call narrative project: An examination of struggle and spiritual formation in female seminarians of the African Diaspora
by Austin-Kennedy, Lezlie, D.Min., Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary, 2014, 139; 3629054
Abstract (Summary)

This research project will examine the facets of call and which facets are apparent as a struggle for women of the African Diaspora in discerning their call and how spiritual formation and direction influence the health and wellness of these women as they journey through their call. Respondents will consist of women of the African Diaspora enrolled in seminaries in New York City and the northeastern part of the United States.

An objective is to record the narratives of the respondents as present and future leaders and to describe and analyze the content and structure of the narratives. The central theme of this study is call from a womanist perspective and the influence of spiritual formation on call. To address this issue an interdisciplinary approach is utilized to recognize the study's respondents as a distinct group within twenty-first century ministry confines.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Austin Lucas, Barbara
Commitee: Lingenfelter, Judith, Sanders, Martin
School: Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary
Department: Christian Leadership
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 75/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Womens studies, Religious education, Spirituality
Keywords: African diaspora, Call narrative, Seminary, Spiritual formation, Struggle
Publication Number: 3629054
ISBN: 978-1-321-05709-6
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