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.
|Commitee:||Armstrong, Trina, Pinter, Robbie C.|
|School:||Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary|
|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|
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