The use of spiritual autobiographies to promote closer relationships among men: a program implemented among the vowed men of the Community of Jesus

Full Title
The use of spiritual autobiographies to promote closer relationships among men: a program implemented among the vowed men of the Community of Jesus
Author
Bradford D Lussier
Abstract
This project developed and evaluated a program designed to be used in the context of a small group of vowed men from the Community of Jesus, Orleans, Massachusetts. The program used directed spiritual exercises related to self-disclosure coupled with the writing and sharing of spiritual autobiographies to help the participants to develop closer relationships with each other. The project explored biblical literature pertaining to relationships among the Trinity as well as New Testament literature concerning relationships among humans. It also explored literature pertaining to Western cultural expectations of men as they affect men's relationships and literature relevant to self-disclosure among men. Results showed that the program helped the participants to develop closer relationships with each other.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Carole R Bohn
Language
English
Date
2002
Number of Pages
216