The third syllabus we’ve received comes from Dale M. Schlitt,omi, who teaches at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio , Texas. Titled a Pro-Seminar in Spirituality, it has the following course description:
History and nature of the academic study of spirituality, including a consideration of the role of second order reflection on spiritual experience. Research tools and resources. Approaches, and accompanying methodology considerations, in spirituality studies with the identification of the presuppositions and limitations of such approaches and methodologies. Critical and constructive reading of historical documents. Nature, purpose and writing of a doctoral dissertation. Identification of research subjects of interest to seminar participants and of approaches, with various methodologies, appropriate to those subjects.
Copies of the syllabus are available to SSCS members by contacting the moderator.