Paying Attention: Taking the Time to Discover Our Stories

Speaker(s): Susan Phillips
Date: Summer 2016
Length: 1h 15m
Product ID: RGDL4602V

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 "Tell me a story!" we hear children say. Children crave stories, and we fool ourselves by thinking we outgrow that need. Through stories, we learn who we are, what our world is like, how other people behave and think, and what makes for better or worse ways of living in the world. In After Virtue, the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre asserted that a person "can only answer the question What am I to do?' if I can answer the prior question 'Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?" Yet we live in a time when our stories are fragmented, depleted, and too seldom heard. Join Susan Phillips as she reflects on the power and importance of discovering our own stories.

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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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