Tag Archives: experience

Article: Portraits of the “Shy Hope”: Engaging Youth Spiritualities in the Australian Context, by Phil Daughtry

Although this article’s author Phil Daughtry focuses on the spirituality of youth in Australia, readers may find that his descriptions sound quite similar to the experiences of youth in their own geographic area. Here is the article’s abstract: Abstract: The … Continue reading

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Article: Transforming Christian Spirituality: Hermeneutical Method and Methodology, by Annie Pan Yi Jung

Dr. Pan Yi Jung‘s article argues for the need of bridging the gap between theory and practice, and doing so within the Chinese context. Her discussion includes a proposal for an integrative approach. Here is the article’s opening paragraph: Teaching … Continue reading

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Article: The Praxis of Spirituality: Experiencing God and Responding to that Relationship, by Janet K. Ruffing

Janet Ruffing begins her article by describing some of the questions facing Christian spirituality studies today. For Ruffing, practice begins with an inner experience of God followed by reflection and interpretation to discern its meaning. She then shows how mystical … Continue reading

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Article: Reading Ruusbroec in Argentina: Darkness, Loss and the Common Life, by Douglas E. Christie

After Douglas Christie visited La Perla, a site in Argentina infamous for its role as a place of torture and death during that country’s “Dirty War”, he turned to the writings of  Jan van Ruusbroec and Michel de Certeau to help … Continue reading

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Book: Poetic Revelations: Word Made Flesh Made Word, ed. by Mark Burrows, Jean Ward, and Malgorzata Gregorgzewska

Mark Burrows, Poetry Editor of the SSCS journal Spiritus, has co-edited this multi-author collection of essays which one reviewer has described as “an important resource for students of Christian spirituality.” According to the book’s introductory blurb: This book explores the much debated relation of … Continue reading

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Article: Enacting the Spiritual Self: Buddhist-Christian Identity As Participatory Action, by Duane R. Bidwell

Duane Bidwell’s essay was his contribution to a symposium on multiple religious belonging. It appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Spiritus (v. 15, n. 1, pp. 105-112). Here is an excerpt: . . . this essay is not a history of my … Continue reading

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Book: Spiritual Connection in Daily Life, by Lynn Underwood

Lynn Underwood’s book has just been published, along with a web page with information about it. According to Lynn, “The book uses sixteen questions, the scientifically validated Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSES), developed using extensive cross-cultural and in depth interviews.  This included … Continue reading

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Spirituality at the University—Twenty Years Later

Philip Endean’s “Spirituality and the University,” first published in The Way 84 (1995): 87-99, served as a springboard for the panel’s discussion of current theoretical and methodological questions in the field of Christian Spirituality.  The panel members  were Gilberto Cavazos-Gonzalez, … Continue reading

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