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One Small Step: Creative Art and the Art of Supervision in Ministry

Hunter, Colin (2006) One Small Step: Creative Art and the Art of Supervision in Ministry. Journal of Supervision and Training in Ministry, 26. pp. 133-148. ISSN 0160-7774

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Abstract

This article makes a case that experience is a valid and necessary conversation partner with tradition and culture in the enterprise of theological reflection. It also asserts that, in order to access and describe experience, it is necessary to employ modes of knowing that engage aesthetic and affective sensibilities, as well as rational, cognitive faculties. In particular, creative art offers modes of expression that can greatly enrich the practice of supervision and enhance the process of interpreting experience. The author makes reference to his experience of using creative art in his doctoral research to illuminate the claim that it is a practical and useful method in supervision for ministry.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Creative Art, Supervision in Ministry, theological reflection, experience
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
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2011 22:20
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 22:20
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/512

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