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SPĀ 1124. Foundations of Christian Spirituality. (1.5).

Foundations in Christian Spirituality (1.5 units) This course is designed to provide a general survey of the general theological basis for and characteristics of spirituality as practiced in Christian traditions. Students will delve into the theological underpinnings of Christian spirituality, interact with writings on Christian spirituality from historical as well as contemporary authors, explore various forms of Christian spirituality, and engage various practices of Christian spirituality in order to construct their own conceptual framework of Christian spirituality that will enable them to evaluate the effectiveness of various practices and to engage in them in ways that will deepen their own faith. Students will participate in this work through: course readings; writing assignments; in-class lectures, discussions, and activities; and, a final culminating project.