The Enneagram: a resource for spiritual diagnosis in the helping professions

Full Title
The Enneagram: a resource for spiritual diagnosis in the helping professions
Author
Michael A Lippard
Abstract
This project investigates the usefulness of the Enneagram as resource for ministry in a workshop for ministers and other helping professionals. As a personality typology founded on the psychodynamics of sin in nine different self-presentations, the Enneagram can be used with a theologically based phenomenology and it identifies a direction for continued spiritual growth for each type. Workshop participants find the Enneagram useful in addressing issues of spirituality and increasing self-understanding and insight, but its usefulness in revealing and explaining sin is more limited. Group work with the Enneagram proves especially valuable.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
David Hogue
Language
English
Date
1998
Number of Pages
256