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Studying theology: Between exploration and commitment-Researching spiritual development of higher education students of theology

Erwich, René (2018) Studying theology: Between exploration and commitment-Researching spiritual development of higher education students of theology. International journal of christianity & education, 18 (1). x-xx. ISSN 2056-998X

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Abstract

This article presents the results of research in the area of spiritual development of students of theology as part of their more general personal and professional life. Based on the qualitative analysis of written spiritual autobiographies, patterns and characteristics were discovered and are presented here. After presenting the outcome of the project, results are connected to a major theoretical perspective of Marcia’s (1966) identity statuses and its revisions. Finally, it is contended that theological curricula should invest more in spiritual guidance and formation of students, and some suggestions are given in order to achieve this goal.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: identity development, narrative, spiritual development, spirituality
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 - Religious Education
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 05:55
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2018 05:55
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3219

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