Wilderness narratives of women leaders in faith communities as a reflection of spiritual formation

Full Title
Wilderness narratives of women leaders in faith communities as a reflection of spiritual formation
Author
Nina R Witnah
Abstract
Although connotations of wilderness elicit a sense of difficulty, harshness, and challenge, there is biblical, historical, and experiential support for the formative dimension of wilderness experiences. The author addresses how ministry leaders pursue spiritual formation when living in the context of wilderness experiences. The research follows a qualitative method of the semi-structured interview and is focused on women in leadership. The author learned that the quality of redemption in a wilderness time is enhanced by releasing expectations, choosing wisely in the midst of loss, noticing when God shows up, and embracing the opportunity for transformation.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
David A Currie
Language
English
Date
2010
Number of Pages
120
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