April 19 - April 20
Praxis: Narratives of Personal Spiritual Experiences
Description: Join us for Narratives of Personal Spiritual Experiences, a praxis led by Gayle Civish. This course explores the nature and understanding of Personal Spiritual Experiences (PSEs) and the role such experiences play in the experiencers’ lives. For mostly historical reasons, considered during the course, the study of PSEs has not piqued the interest of researchers. A main portion of the course will include exploring the meaning of students’ PSEs. Dr. Civish’s 2008 study of the Personal Spiritual Experiences of students revealed a sense of calling and she utilized the exegesis form of the “call narrative” to analyze PSEs and develop applications both personal and social. With these insights, personal and religious experiences are reconsidered in new and exciting ways that can revitalize faith and hope.
Date: Friday, April 19, 1-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Iliff School of Theology, S101-102, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210