TH207 HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell Profile

TuTh 9:00-10:15am

Fall

Pre-Theology
Pre-Theology I
Theology

This course will study the sources of the Christian spiritual tradition in order to form a firm foundation for contemporary life and practice. Primary sources include the writings of the great saints and mystics, founders and foundresses, writers and preachers. These sources will be studied and evaluated as well as the historical context in which these great men and women lived. The central themes of the spiritual life - conversion and discipleship, penance and renunciation, prayer and worship, active and contemplative life - will be traced through the ages in the writings of these great models of Christian wisdom.