Living with the Lord's Prayer: an experiment in personal and social transformation

Full Title
Living with the Lord's Prayer: an experiment in personal and social transformation
Author
Rex T Kaney
Abstract
The project assisted a community of faith in broadening its understanding of and response to the relationship between the inward journey of spiritual and emotional growth and the outward journey of mission and social involvement. The study focused on an eight-session course based upon the Lord's Prayer. The sessions, which were experiential in nature, were designed to enable participants to examine and share the nature of their prayer lives, and to explore ways in which they might expand their understanding of the grace of prayer. In addition, participants were asked to read and respond to Leonard Boff's The Lord's Prayer: The Prayer of Integral Liberation, which is an interpretation of the Lord's Prayer from a liberation theology perspective. A third component of the project was a series of sermons on the petitions of the prayer. The evaluation document of this project indicates that it did enable participants to broaden their understanding of and response to the relationship between inward spiritual development and participation in systemic and social changes.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Rebecca S Chopp
Language
English
Date
1988
Number of Pages
206