REMEMBERING FAITH EXPERIENCES IN THE OSTFRISIAN COMMUNITY AND IMPLICATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Full Title
REMEMBERING FAITH EXPERIENCES IN THE OSTFRISIAN COMMUNITY AND IMPLICATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Author
Jay Allen Johnson D.Min.
Abstract
All spiritual growth is contingent upon remembering the past. Insight has value only
when shared with others. A series of mnemonic devices found in Scripture are keys to maintaining a successful spiritual walk. These methods, proven throughout church history, require diligent retention and dispersal of information in the context of relational support. Ethnographic research in rural Ostfrisian communities indicates that when routinely practiced, these methods form broad spiritual patterns that reflect a deepening commitment to faith issues. This project reveals indicators that assist eidetic recall of spiritual events. Within individual groups, spiritual maturity across the generations can be traced to the consistent practice of these mnemonic devices.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Pastoral Ministries
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Perry Downs Ph.D.
James Moore Ph.D.
William Donahue Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2019
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