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Bridge To Wonder: Art As A Gospel Of Beauty, Cecilia González-Andrieu Oct 2016

Bridge To Wonder: Art As A Gospel Of Beauty, Cecilia González-Andrieu

Faculty Pub Night

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The Theology Of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity In The 2004-2009 Television Series, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. Feb 2014

The Theology Of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity In The 2004-2009 Television Series, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.

Faculty Pub Night

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The Joy Of Feeling Close To God: The Practice Of Prayer And The Work Of Accompaniment, Douglas E. Christie Oct 2013

The Joy Of Feeling Close To God: The Practice Of Prayer And The Work Of Accompaniment, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

What does it mean to pray in response to the most acute challenges of everyday historical existence? When prayer is conceived of primarily as a personal, deeply interiorized expression of the soul’s longing to communicate with a transcendent God, it can be difficult to imagine what it might mean to incorporate the embodied, communal, historically mediated dimensions of human experience into the broader understanding about what it means to pray. The challenge is to find a way of understanding and articulating how the powerful and supple language of prayer comes to expression in and through the concrete, historically mediated ...


Practicing Paradise: Contemplative Awareness And Ecological Renewal, Douglas E. Christie Apr 2012

Practicing Paradise: Contemplative Awareness And Ecological Renewal, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

What would it mean for Christians to take seriously the idea that we are called to practice paradise, to inhabit the world as if “everything is in fact paradise”? In the Christian contemplative tradition, one finds recurring attention to the notion that paradise is somehow knowable, graspable, and inhabitable in this present reality, and that this experience of paradise can be incorporated into a meaningful spiritual practice. This essay asks whether, in a moment of deepening ecological degradation, the contemplative practice of paradise might help us learn again how to imagine the world as whole, inhabit it with tenderness and ...


Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr Jan 2012

Open-Mindedness As A Christian Virtue?, Jason Baehr

Philosophy Faculty Works

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Evagrius On Sadness, Douglas E. Christie Jan 2009

Evagrius On Sadness, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

The article discusses the role of sadness in the spiritual life of Christian. It focuses on the moral and spiritual importance of sadness within the Christian spirituality, centering on the impact of sadness to the life of monks. It also accounts how Christians tend to accept the challenge to morally and spiritually struggle and understand the presence of sadness. In addition, it accounts the work of fourth-century monastic writer Evagrius of Pontus on the function of sadness among Christian.


Simplicity, Or The Terror Of Belief: The Making And Unmaking Of The Self In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie Jan 2005

Simplicity, Or The Terror Of Belief: The Making And Unmaking Of The Self In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

The article focuses on ancient Christian monasticism. The simplicity admired and practiced by the early Christian monks, so often construed as a first order naiveté or credulity devoid of depth or subtlety, in fact contained and expressed a complex range of thought and feeling. More than this, it was, at least in its most mature expressions, a hard won achievement, realized only through a costly and demanding process of relinquishment. Ancient Christian monks actually did realize on occasion a simplicity that embodied a beautiful freedom and transparency. But such simplicity rarely came to expression in a life except through intense ...


Into The Body Of Another: Eros, Embodiment And Intimacy With The Natural World, Douglas E. Christie Jan 1999

Into The Body Of Another: Eros, Embodiment And Intimacy With The Natural World, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

Discusses individuals' inhabitation of spaces between the human and more-than-human worlds as a way to enrich one's spirituality. Charged liminal space; Mental habit of dualism; Rehabilitation of imagination and language; Recovery of the language of eros; Deeper sense of relationship with the living world.


The Call Of The Desert: Purity Of Heart And Power In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie Apr 1998

The Call Of The Desert: Purity Of Heart And Power In Early Christian Monasticism, Douglas E. Christie

Theological Studies Faculty Works

No abstract provided.