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Discernment of Spirits:the Corner-stone of Formation of Spiritual Directors

Gallagher, Brian (2018) Discernment of Spirits:the Corner-stone of Formation of Spiritual Directors. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This thesis researches the theory and practice of spiritual direction, discernment of spirits, and formation of spiritual directors. The argument builds on a sound theology of the Holy Spirit and a psychology of human freedom, concluding that a spiritual director becomes discerning through growth in inner freedom. Effective formation programs foster such growth.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Spiritual Direction, Discernment of spirits, Theology of Holy Spirit, Consolation and Desolation, Essential and effective freedom, Formation / Transformation, Formation of spiritual directors, Siloam formation program, Contemplation Practical Theology
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: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 05:23
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 05:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3095

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