The Use of story in spiritual direction

Title

The Use of story in spiritual direction

Subject

Storytelling -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Narrative theology.
Spiritual direction -- Christianity.

Description

By Harre, Jeffri, 2019 -- Story is one of the primary ways in which Christianity has been transmitted through generations. Formation leaders, spiritual directors, and clergy frequently stress the importance of storytelling in sharing our faith. Yet when asked to tell their stories of faith, many people become uncomfortable, unable, or even unwilling to share their stories. How can a spiritual director then help directees to tell their very personal stories of faith in the process of spiritual direction? How do the stories of faith in the Bible help a spiritual director work with directees to integrate their personal stories into the wider Christian narrative?

This paper explores some of the ways in which storytelling has been an important part of Christian tradition and how Christians have been rediscovering that importance. It provides some practical tools for a spiritual director to help directees form, articulate and integrate their personal stories of faith.

Creator

Harre, Jeffri

Source

See the Library Catalog for details of the print version.

Publisher

Virginia Theological Seminary

Date

2019

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, 2019.

Format

PDF

Files

Harre_Full.pdf
Date Added
June 25, 2019
Collection
VTS Master's Theses
Item Type
Text
Citation
Harre, Jeffri, “The Use of story in spiritual direction,” Theses from Virginia Theological Seminary, accessed September 15, 2019, https://vtsbpl.omeka.net/items/show/32.