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.
Spirituality of Cultivation: A Response to Disorders of Attention and Attachment
Speaker(s): Susan Phillips
Date: May 29 2013
Product ID: RGDL4300F
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People want to grow - to mature, not only to age. Faith, we're told by the apostle Paul, allows growth in love and insight that, in turn, produce right action and goodness (Philippians 1:9-11). Susan considers growth in faith in light of our culture's dominant disorders of attention and attachment, significant challenges to love that overflows with knowledge and full insight. Extreme manifestations of these conditions are psychiatric, but attention and attachment difficulties permeate the culture. God's grace, too, permeates our world, allowing for the cultivation of ordered attention and attachment.
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