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Towards a Transformative Spirituality in Basic Ecclesial Communities

Prior, John (2013) Towards a Transformative Spirituality in Basic Ecclesial Communities. In: Small Christian Communities: Fresh Stimulus for a Forward-looking Church. Claretian Publications, Quezon City, pp. 87-97. ISBN 978-971-9952-41-1


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This essay looks at the ways spirituality impacts upon the individual, the family and the common life of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs), the ways BEC members respond to their environment. For this we need to look at the ways faith and spirituality influence cultural values, stimulate responses to unjust social situations, and guide relations with people of other faith traditions. Spirituality in BECs also involves looking at the way the Bible is read, and at the role popular devotions and liturgy play. All these compete in forming attitudes and actions in daily life, in shaping the spirituality by which we live.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Basic Ecclesial Communities, Spirituality, Tranformation, Popular Bible Reading
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr John Prior
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 04:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1550

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