Knowing God through Spiritual Practices and Spiritual Direction

Full Title
Knowing God through Spiritual Practices and Spiritual Direction
Author
Regina B. Proctor D.Min.
Abstract
Knowing God through Spiritual Practices and Spiritual Direction sought to determine if using traditional spiritual practices, including lectio divina, silence, Centering Prayer, journaling with word and image, along with spiritual direction sessions, would create theosis, a deeper union with God, and keep people from leaving church. This project used action and qualitative method research through pre- and post-project questionnaires, an observation during a one-day retreat, and select reflections from spiritual direction sessions. The data collected suggested a more in-depth explanation of theosis and ongoing experience with the spiritual practices was needed to help participants experience a deeper union with God.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spiritual Direction
Type of Work
Dissertation
Advisor
Frederick Schmidt Ph.D.
Language
English
Date
2021
Number of Pages
166
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