Spiritual Discernment

Speaker(s): Gordon Smith
Date: Winter 2006
Length: 22:19:30
Product ID: RGDL3604S

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This course is an introduction to the art of spiritual discernment, which enables individuals to recognize and respond to the prompting or inner witness of the Spirit. The course provides a model for effective decision-making that incorporates the wisdom of the Christian heritage, and investigates the corporate dimensions of discernment and decision-making and the role of the spiritual mentor. The topics discussed include;

  1. Theology, Spirituality & the Questions of Religious Experience
  2. Faith Development & Spiritual Discernment
  3. The Witness of Scripture and the Contours of Spiritual Discernment
  4. History: Discernment & the Spiritual Heritage of the Church
  5. The Rules of Discernment: From Discernment to Decision
  6. The Discerning Person: Listening With Heart and Mind
  7. Discernment & Decision-Making
  8. Discerning Vocation
  9. Liturgy, Worship & the Ordering of the Affections
  10. Discernment & Suffering
  11. Discernment & Community
  12. Making Decisions Together
  13. John Cassian
  14. Discernment & the Cross of Christ

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Gordon T. Smith (PhD, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) is President of Ambrose University College and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is former Academic Vice President/Dean and Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College, and the author of Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity, Essential Spirituality: Renewing Your Christian Faith through Classic Spiritual Disciplines, Listening to God in Times of Choice and Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-given Potential.

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