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Spiritual Direction for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome.

Naughtin, Peter J. (2011) Spiritual Direction for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the topic of providing spiritual direction within the Catholic tradition for adults with the disability Asperger‟s Syndrome who seek help from people ministering in the field of spiritual direction. The writer undertook a literature search to establish the key findings of the investigation. The focus of this literature search was in the following fields: studies in theology of disability; psychological studies in the disability, Asperger‟s Syndrome; studies of the Catholic tradition of spiritual direction and Christian meditation; some recent literature that investigates the spirituality of people with Asperger‟s Syndrome. The investigation from this literature search enabled the writer to develop a set of key findings to establish a framework for spiritual direction for people who live with the disability Asperger‟s Syndrome. The author believes that from his research, little has been written on this area and the findings are therefore exploratory in nature, and it is hoped they will lead to further investigation in the future.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Asperger's syndrome, Spiritual dirction
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: D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 04:01
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2011 21:26
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/903

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