Mystagogy: A Mode of Theological Reflection in the Formation of Parish Leadership

Full Title
Mystagogy: A Mode of Theological Reflection in the Formation of Parish Leadership
Author
Silas Shawn Henderson SDS D.Min.
Abstract
This thesis-project explores the place and value of mystagogy within a model of comprehensive faith formation and its usefulness for the ongoing formation of parish leadership, particularly in the formation of Roman Catholic catechetical and liturgical leaders. Using Thomas Groome's Shared Christian Praxis and Jane Regan's image of "Communities of Practice" as guides, this thesis-project proposes a view of mystagogical reflection that parish leaders (paid staff members and lay volunteers, with their pastors) could use to develop a vision or plan of ongoing formation, specific to their context, grounded in and inspired by the encounter with Divine Mystery that is at the heart of liturgy.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Liturgy
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Gilbert Ostdiek OFM
Language
English
Date
2019
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