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The Embodied Experience of Grace and Maternal Embrace

Wright Howie, Joan (2009) The Embodied Experience of Grace and Maternal Embrace. Master of Arts (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This thesis employs the metaphor of maternal embrace to present a theological paradigm for the spiritual direction practice of encountering God’s grace through embodied and lived experience. The metaphor and nature of divine maternal embrace is articulated through the three motifs of nurturing, enabling and enduring.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Grace, Spiritual Direction, Discernment, Mothering, Metaphor, Embodiment, Experience, Embrace, Incarnation, Dualism, Body Theology, Prayer
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Sentir: Graduate School for Spiritual Formation
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 04:58
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:38
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/36

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