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Knowing God through Spiritual Practices and Spiritual Direction
by Proctor, Regina B., D.Min., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2020, 166; 28093850
Abstract (Summary)

This project sought to determine if using traditional spiritual practices—lectio divina, silence, Centering Prayer, journaling with word and image, along with spiritual direction sessions—would create theosis, a deeper union with God, and keep people from leaving church. It used action and qualitative method research through pre- and post-project questionnaires, observation during a one-day retreat, and reflections from spiritual direction sessions. The data suggested a more in-depth explanation of theosis, and ongoing experience with the spiritual practices, was needed to help participants experience a deeper union with God.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schmidt, Frederick
Commitee: Armstrong, Trina, Pinter, Robbie C.
School: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Department: Graduate School
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Spirituality, Divinity, Clergy
Keywords: Prayer, Religion, Spiritual direction, Spiritual practices, Spirituality, Theosis
Publication Number: 28093850
ISBN: 9798691262166
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