Narrative and Pilgrimage: Forming our Stories in the Company of Others

Speaker(s): Susan Phillips
Date: Spring 2018
Length: 1h 6m
Product ID: RGDL4802N

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Social scientists claim that to discover our stories we need adventure, restful reflection and conversation. Christianity has long embraced pilgrimage as a practice of spiritual formation engaged in by stepping outside the structures of society and church and orienting toward a sacred space, ideally, journeying with others.

nThe conviction is that we discover our true story by stepping out of our socially constructed one: through either an interior pilgrimage, or a geographical one. What are the possibilities for us today as we seek to be people of the Way, day by day?

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Susan S. Phillips is Executive Director and Professor of Christianity and Sociology at New College Berkeley (an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in California). Susan is keenly interested in how engaging the caring practices will shape us spiritually. She is a certified spiritual director (Mercy Center, Burlingame, California) and has practised spiritual direction since the early 1990s. She edited (with Patricia Benner) The Crisis of Care and her most recent book is Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

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