Seasoned faith [electronic resource] : relationality, practice, and community /Show full item record
|Title||Seasoned faith [electronic resource] : relationality, practice, and community /|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed May 4, 2009).
At head of title: Brite Divinity School.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2008.
"Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling."
Dissertation advisor: Nancy J. Ramsay.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
The author argues that becoming a person of exemplary faith is a complex process. It involves a strong determination to be in God's will, the ability to persist when one's back is against the wall, consistent engagement in chosen faith practices and disciplines, a willingness to actively be a part of a faith community and accepting that community's support in various ways and contexts, the capacity to hold on to one's hope and belief in ultimate values while not succumbing to despair in the short term, and constantly nurturing and participating in vital relationships in order that such relationships might flourish and serve as a source of ongoing spiritual development and meaning-making as one grows in deeper relationship with God.
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