Spiritual autobiography workshop
E Gordon Ross
This project proposes that reading of devotional classics will provide a catalyst for lay members of the Lutheran Church in America to reflect on the influence of the gospel in their lives. In two workshops with a total of 26 persons, the project assigns participants to read Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, or Surprised by Joy by C S Lewis. Each participant must read all of one of the works and parts of the other two. As they work through these texts participants compose a spiritual autobiography, outlining it at the beginning and completing it for presentation at the end of the workshop. Writing a spiritual autobiography becomes an excellent way for these Christians to understand their pilgrimages. These Christians seldom read devotional literature or the Bible, but they pray, and they find communal reading and discussion of these classics helpful and inspiring.
Degree Granting Institution
Robert G Hughes
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