Category Archives: Papers

Paper: Theorizing Christian Spirituality: The Sacred, Identity & Everyday Practices

In January, Philip Sheldrake gave the keynote address “Theorizing Christian Spirituality: The Sacred, Identity & Everyday Practices” at a spirituality conference titled “Sacrality & Materiality: Locating Intersections” organized by the Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich. A copy is available … Continue reading

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Paper: The Awe-Filledness of Awfulness: Experiencing God in Suffering

This post is another in a series of posts describing papers delivered at the “Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe” conference held at the University of Notre Dame earlier this summer.  The paper described below was by Hans Gustafson, Associate Director, Jay … Continue reading

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Paper: ‘Holy, Solemn, Humble Awe’ in the Spiritual Writings of Susanna Anthony

Another paper from the recent SSCS conference “Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe” at the University of Notre Dame, this time by Tom Schwanda, associate professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College.   Here is the abstract: Healthy and balanced Evangelical spirituality … Continue reading

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Paper: To Praise and Live as ‘Love’s Apprentice’: The Poetry of Anne Porter

This paper by Dana Greene was presented at the recent SSCS conference “Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe” at the University of Notre Dame.   Here is the abstract: Anne Channing Porter’s poetry gives witness to an inner life nurtured by a … Continue reading

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Paper: The Reformation Recovery of the Wrath of God

This paper by Ralph Keen was presented on June 30 at the recent SSCS conference “Wondrous Fear and Holy Awe” at the University of Notre Dame.  SSCS members may contact the blog’s moderator for a copy of the paper.  Here … Continue reading

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Paper: Merton’s Monastic Wisdom: The Role of the Affections

This paper was presented in June by Elizabeth A. Dreyer at the Thirteen General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.  Elizabeth provides the following precis: Based on an understanding of wisdom as knowledge wedded to love … Continue reading

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Paper: The Transformative Role of Emotion in the Middle Ages: Deliverance from Lukewarm Affections

This paper was presented in March by Elizabeth A. Dreyer at The Holy Spirit & the Christian Life conference which took place at the Regent University Center for Renewal Studies. Virginia Beach, VA. The paper will be included in a … Continue reading

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Paper: Spirituality of Human Sexuality: A Theological and Anthropological Perspective

A paper presented by Zoltán Szalos-Farkas Adventist Theological Institute, Cernica, Romania, at the Annual Scientific Symposium of the Adventist Theological Institute, Bucharest-Cernica, Romania, April 10, 2012.  The paper is going to be published as a chapter in a new book to be … Continue reading

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Papers: Michel de Certeau Symposium

The latest issue of Spiritus (Fall 2012) has the following papers by SSCS members: Michel de Certeau: Spirituality and The Practice of Everyday Life by Philip Sheldrake “Things that used to be familiar . . . become strange”: de Certeau … Continue reading

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Paper: Befriending Outsiders: Table Fellowship, Habits of Mind, and Delight Amidst Difference

Beginning paragraphs of a paper delivered by Lisa M. Hess, Ph.D. at a session of the Christian Spirituality Group during the 2012 meeting of the American Academy of Religion. This paper is available to SSCS members by sending a request … Continue reading

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