SATISFYING EUCHARIST FOR SPIRITUAL HUNGER: FROM JULIAN OF NORWICH AND TERESA OF AVILA TO UNITED METHODIST CLERGYWOMEN IN PARISH MINISTRY
This project presents a retreat program for the clergywomen of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. It reviews the conditions of and reasons for these clergywomen’s spiritual crisis in today’s church and society. As a history project, it provides close readings of two women mystics: Showings by Julian of Norwich and Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila. These writers’ teachings emerged from their ministries to people who suffered during plagues, wars, colonialism, and unstable leadership. The retreat incorporates theological insights and spiritual practices from these texts as major resources to empower today’s clergywomen’s spirituality and restore their wholeness and health.
Degree Granting Institution
Doctor of Ministry
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