Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Appreciate the breadth of experiences, expressions and emphases evident in the Christian encounter of God within a variety of traditions.
- Develop a biblical and theological appreciation of Christian spirituality and the process of spiritual formation.
- Demonstrate an awareness of their own encounter with God.
- Thoughtfully engage new practices spirituality.
- Written assessment task (1,000 words) (30%)
- Presentation (20 minutes) (30%)
- Written assessment task (1,500 words) (40%)
- Boa, Kenneth. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2001.
- Calhoun, A. A. Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
- Cunningham, Lawrence., and Keith J. Egan. Christian Spirituality: Themes from the Tradition. New York: Paulist Press, 1996.
- Foster, R. J. Celebration of discipline: The path to spiritual growth. (Rev.). San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, 1988.
- Foster, R.J. Streams of living water. San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, 1999.
- Holt, B.P. Thirsty for God: A brief history of Christian spirituality. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1993.
- Mulholland, M. R, and R. Barton. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation. Revised and Expanded. ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016.
- Thomas, G. Sacred pathways: Discover your soul’s path to God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000.
- Tyson, John R. Invitation to Christian Spirituality: An Ecumenical Anthology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
- Willard, D. The spirit of the disciplines: Understanding how God changes lives. San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, 1998.
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