Using Spiritual Direction for Intercultural Development: An Integrative Journey

Full Title
Using Spiritual Direction for Intercultural Development: An Integrative Journey
Author
Deborah Renee Penny D.Min.
Abstract
As seminaries strive to prepare students for increasingly multicultural societies, they must develop new ways to extend and teach hospitality and respond to cultural conflicts. Traditional approaches have largely focused on external behaviors. However, self-awareness and self- knowledge are critical components of intercultural development. Individuals cannot authentically engage cultural similarities and differences without awareness of their own cultural orientation. The ancient church practices of spiritual direction, when combined with the psychometric benefits of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and Intercultural Development Plan (IDP), can enhance cultural adeptness and improve self-awareness. This research project demonstrates the outcomes of this integrated strategy.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spiritual Direction
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Diane Hogue
Language
English
Date
2019
Number of Pages
180
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