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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchuurman, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSweeney, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T16:01:33Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2021-01-14T16:01:33Z
dc.date.copyright2019
dc.date.issued2019-11
dc.identifier.citationSweeney, Thomas. "The Mid-Faith Crisis: Introducing Evangelicals to the Dark Night of the Soul." D.Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2019.en_US
dc.identifier.other10.2986/tren.097-0111en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollections.tyndale.ca/handle/20.500.12730/348
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 152-157.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe mid-faith crisis is a qualitative shift in our faith experience as God weans us of the spiritual delights lavished upon us in the initial stages of faith and leads us on an inner journey of awareness, repentance, and surrender. This typically occurs in middle age and often in the midst of successful ministry, so it is often misdiagnosed as falling away from faith rather than progressing in faith. Such strong medicine is necessary because it addresses a serious affliction: the false self which has smuggled itself unseen into the Christian life and forms the great obstacle between us and God as well as us and those around us. Through the mid-faith crisis, God invites us to lay aside the false self and its tools for navigating life, accept who we really are, and to grow ever more into our identity as the beloved of the Father. While the mid-faith crisis is divinely initiated and sustained, there is room for human participation in the work. This research portfolio explores the author’s own mid-faith crisis, proposes a model for the phenomenon and reports the results of an action research project to develop and deliver a curriculum that introduces conservative Evangelicals to the mid-faith crisis. It concludes by identifying further potential development of the model and the curriculum.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Spiritual Autobiography -- Model of Spiritual Formation -- Action Research Project -- Conclusionen_US
dc.format.extentix, 157 leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf/uaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Thomas Sweeney, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formation--Christianityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual directionen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual life--Christianityen_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian lifeen_US
dc.subject.lcshFaithen_US
dc.subject.lcshMinistryen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyndale University College & Seminary--Dissertationsen
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleThe Mid-Faith Crisis: Introducing Evangelicals to the Dark Night of the Soulen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchuurman, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDraper, Marilyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark
dc.contributor.departmentSeminaryen_US
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.bibrecordhttps://tyndale.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1138033179en_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordFaith crisisen_US
dc.subject.keywordSoulen_US
dc.subject.keywordFaithen_US
dc.subject.keywordMinistryen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordPrayeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University College & Seminary.en_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctorateen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Ministry (D.Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D.Min.)--Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2019.en_US


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