The Art of "Naming Grace." Nurturing everyday mysticism in the life of the contemporary Christian.

Full Title
The Art of "Naming Grace." Nurturing everyday mysticism in the life of the contemporary Christian.
Author
Gerardine Ann Doherty Sr M.A.
Abstract
Is the Holy Spirit alive among God’s people today? Does the Catholic Church recognize the potential of such a reality? Do ministers nurture, encourage, uphold this gift of God’s extravagance ~ grace operative and dynamic in each member?
The core of this thesis-project explores the ‘instinctive hunch’ that God’s Spirit is present and moving among God’s people, be it often yearning recognition, deliverance and liberation. The potential for all the baptized to fully embrace their already-God-given giftedness, is something not yet fully conceived.
By briefly presenting the experience of mysticism through historical interpretation, acknowledging contemporary spiritual authors and gathering current spiritual experience of ‘ordinary’ people, the stage is set to introduce Karl Rahner’s notion of everyday mysticism. Then, convinced of the extravagance of God, a final question is surveyed: Should existing theological, spiritual and psychological ministerial assumptions be challenged, in order for the fullness of Vatican II’s “universal call to holiness” to be a reality?

Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spirituality
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Stephen Bennett Bevans Fr Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
186
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