Spiritual Discernment (Weekend Course)

Speaker(s): Gordon Smith
Date: Fall 2011
Length: 12h 20 min
Product ID: RGDL4126S

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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. This "weekend version" of the regular course covers much of the same material as the regular course in a less detailed manner. Lectures include:

  • Introduction
  • Theology, Spirituality, and the Question of Religious Experience
  • History: Discernment and the Spiritual Heritage of the Church
  • The Friends: The Perspective of the Quakers
  • Discernment
  • The Rules of Discernment
  • Discernment and Decision-Making
  • Discerning Vocation
  • Spiritual Discernment

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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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