Pilgrimage to the pew : re-affirming the hermeneutics of liturgically inspired spiritual transformation

Full Title
Pilgrimage to the pew : re-affirming the hermeneutics of liturgically inspired spiritual transformation
Author
Patricia Ann Robinson Williams
Abstract
This project seeks to re-affirm the hermeneutics of liturgically-inspired worship preparation among congregants of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. The Senior Pastor's admonition to congregants to prepare spiritually to enter the forthcoming new sanctuary forms the project rationale. Using narrative inquiry methods, the intervention seeks to demonstrate the value of liturgical preparation to sacred space dwelling and spiritual sanctification. The researcher collects and codes narrative responses as intuitive, reflective, contemplative or interpretive and intersects these ideas with spatial, symbolic and sensible aesthetics. Results from these analyses define aesthetically and textually-induced revelations as effective for spiritual transformation.

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Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Deborah Sokolove
Language
English
Date
2019
Number of Pages
146
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