Category Archives: Papers

Paper: Julian as Spiritual Director: Julian’s Theodicy of Sin and Soul Growth , by Janna Gosselin

Janna Gosselin gave a paper at the Christian Spirituality Group’s session “Perspectives on Spiritual Direction: Historical and Contemporary” which took place during last November’s AAR conference. It was titled “Julian as Spiritual Director: Julian’s Theodicy of Sin and Soul Growth,” … Continue reading

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Paper: When Theology Unites and Divides: The Changing Relationship between George Whitefield and John Cennick, by Tom Schwanda

On June 25th during the George Whitefield at 300 Conference held at Pembroke College, Oxford University, Tom Schwanda (Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, IL) presented a paper about the relationship between two important figures in 18th century evangelical Christianity. … Continue reading

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Paper: Renewing Memory: Francis, Ignatius and Mystical Seeds of Reform, by Elizabeth Dreyer

In March, Elizabeth Dreyer, (Professor Emerita, Religious Studies, Fairfield University) gave a paper at a conference held at Fordham University. The conference theme was “Franciscans, Jesuits, and a New Pope: Medieval Lessons for Modern Reform.” A copy of her paper can be … Continue reading

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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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