Tag Archives: prayer

Article: Spirituality and Beliefs of Colombian Internal Conflict Survivors, by Diana L. Villegas

Towards the end of decades-long fighting between Colombian government troops and various armed factions, demobilized paramilitary soldiers entered into a process to reintegrate them into towns, many of which had been scenes of the violence. This article by Diana Villegas, … 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: The Trinity Who Prays and Engages Others to do the Same, by David B. Perrin

David B. Perrin, former president of the SSCS, recently published “The Trinity Who Prays and Engages Others to do the Same.” A shorter version was presented at the Biennual International Conference of The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality: … Continue reading

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Article: Continuous Prayer in Catherine of Siena, by Diana L. Villegas

Diana Villegas has published an article on continuous prayer in Catherine of Siena. It’s freely available as an open access article in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies. She gave a presentation of essential parts of the paper in June at the third Biennual … Continue reading

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Paper: Towards Wholeness: Christian Wisdom and Prayer Today, by Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris presented his paper in June at the third Biennual International Conference of The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality: Prayer without Ceasing: Perspectives in Spirituality Studies. Attended by 70 participants from fourteen countries and five continents, the conference … Continue reading

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Book: Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality amid the Crises of Modernity, by Andrew Prevot

Published in 2015 by the University of Notre Dame Press, Andrew Prevot’s book argues for prayer having a crucial role to play in theology today. He grounds his argument in the work of a number of recent thinkers in philosophy and theology. Here’s … Continue reading

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Article: Friendship with Teresa of Avila: Spiritual Companionship Across Time and Space, by Tara K. Soughers

Published in the Fall 2014 issue of Spiritus (v. 14, n. 2, pp. 166-186), Tara Sougher’s article explores how academic study of a spiritual writer’s works can lead to a personal relationship with the author. An earlier version of this article was awarded … Continue reading

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Article: Georgia Harkness: A Chastened Liberal Spirituality for the Mainline Protestant Church, by Joseph D. Driskill

Joseph Driskill’s SSCS Presidential Address, delivered at an SSCS session of the American Academy of Religion meeting last November, appears as an article in the newly published spring issue of Spiritus. Here is an excerpt from the article’s introductory section: Among her accomplishments, Harkness published … Continue reading

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Book Chapter: Teresa of Avila’s Evolving Practices of ‘Representing’ Christ in Prayer by Mary Frohlich

Appearing in Meditation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Cultural Histories, a volume of essays edited by Halvor Eifring (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), Mary Frohlich’s essay describes the various forms of prayer found in Teresa’s writings and how Teresa eventually developed “a far more … Continue reading

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Article: The Joy of Feeling Close to God: The Practice of Prayer and the Work of Accompaniment, by Douglas E. Christie

Doug Christie, editor of the SSCS journal Spiritus, has an article appearing in the Fall 2013 of the Anglican Theological Review (v. 95, no. 4, p. 585-606) titled “The Joy of Feeling Close to God: The Practice of Prayer and the Work of Accompaniment.” … Continue reading

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