Spiritual formation in the majority world: Luther W New Theological College in Dehradun, India

Full Title
Spiritual formation in the majority world: Luther W New Theological College in Dehradun, India
Author
Daniel J Schleuter
Abstract
The understanding of spiritual formation in the West has been shaped by historical influences and cultural overtones and thought patterns. The author considers the question: Is the Western understanding of spiritual formation appropriate to the majority world? Three cultural differences are compared: individualism/communalism, time/events and literate/sensate learning styles. After discussing the specific context of a theological college in India, the theological implications, other literature on spiritual formation, and a research survey given to the students at the college, the author concludes that the majority world would be better served by developing its own culturally appropriate understanding of spiritual formation.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Stephen A Macchia
Language
English
Date
2012
Number of Pages
142
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