Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal, ministerial, service and work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition, specifically the Ignatian tradition, and our cultural realities. This theological reflection process takes place in a peer faith setting.
The reflection methodology uses the dynamics of Ignatian spirituality (the spirituality rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola). This method of theological reflection will then be used in subsequent sessions to look at theological, spiritual and cultural topics, always seeking to look at them from the personal experience of the participants.
The following teaching methods and formats will be used: lectures, seminar discussions, and small faith sharing groups.
The following written and oral assignments and exercises will demonstrate students’ achievement of the intended learning outcomes:
Weekly one page paper, based on the assigned reading
Spiritual conversation in small groups
One in-class presentation (to be explained at the October 4 class)
Student’s personal choice of readings, related to your desire for integration
The course grade is pass/fail and will be calculated on the following basis: attendance at classes, weekly one page paper, the in-class presentation, and participation.
A detailed course schedule is available for download.