Living Spiritual Praxis: Foundations for Spiritual Formation Program Development

Living Spiritual Praxis: Foundations for Spiritual Formation Program Development

by Eric J. Kyle

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ISBN-13: 9781630870553
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Eric Kyle is Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Service-Learning Program at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. His research focuses on the systematic study and practice of spiritual formation.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Need for Spiritual Formation Methodologies 1

Part 1 Theoretical Foundations

1 Discerning Discernment: Detailing the Dynamics of a Spiritual Discipline 21

2 Embodying Praxis: Cycles toward Transformation 55

Part 2 Methodological Movements

3 Going Deep: Exploration and Analysis Methodologies 77

4 Building a Home: Design and Implementation Methodologies 132

5 The Cycles of Ministry: Assessment and Modification'? Methodologies 180

6 From Mustard Seeds to Apple Trees: Pulling It All Together 210

Conclusion: Living Spiritual Praxis in Retrospect 235

Appendix A Various Steps to Discernment 243

Appendix B An Introduction to the Basics of Modeling 251

Appendix C Tom's Original Program 278

Appendix D Tom's Revised Program 288

Bibliography 295

Index 307

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