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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchuurman, Peter
dc.contributor.authorRussea Pihulyk, Ouida Alexandra, 1955-
dc.identifier.citationRussea Pihulyk, Ouida Alexandra. “An Integrated Approach to Spiritual Direction: Converging Spirituality, Creativity, and Cognitive Theories through the Expressive Arts as a Model for Christian Spiritual Formation.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 301-308.en_US
dc.description.abstractChristian spiritual direction today builds on both an ancient and an emerging practice. There remains both in the old and the new, a theological assumption that the “spiritual life and the practice of spiritual direction assume that God acts in the world and can be experienced in the world” (Barry 1992, 12). I focus here on the beneficial integration of creativity within Christian spiritual direction as one way to experience God. I present a complementary model that promotes the adjunct use of the expressive arts (music, visual, literary, and movement arts) within the practice of spiritual direction. I include biblical, cognitive, and theoretical orientations to support creativity as an enhancement to spiritual formation. A qualitative research study involved the active participation of spiritual directors in an expressive arts workshop, and the field application of the tools taught. I posit spiritual formation as a holistic process involving the body, the mind, and the soul and that true transformation occurs where these three distinct areas converge. This model also has application for spiritual clinical care practitioners, and ecumenical spiritual direction. This expressive art inter-modal approach illustrates how God weaves, and connects our ordinary everyday circumstances together with the seemingly dissonant pieces of our lives to spiritually transform, and direct us towards our Kingdom of God purpose.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsDivine Aleatoria: the Spiritual Journey – Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction, and the Expressive Arts: an Introduction – Divine Aleatoria: Time and Chance Happens to them all: a Spiritual Autobiography – An Integrated Approach to Spiritual Direction and the Expressive Arts – Divine Call: the role of expressive arts in spiritual direction: an Action-Research Project - Engaging Spiritual Directors in an Experiential Workshop Study: Designing, Facilitating and Evaluating a Teaching Module to Develop Competencies in the Use of the Expressive Arts within Spiritual Direction – Conclusionen_US
dc.format.extentxvii, 308 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.rightsCopyright. Ouida Alexandra Russea Pihulyk, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCreative abilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyndale Seminary--Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleAn Integrated Approach to Spiritual Direction: Converging Spirituality, Creativity, and Cognitive Theories through the Expressive Arts as a Model for Christian Spiritual Formationen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchuurman, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSherbino, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_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.keywordArts--Religious aspects--Christianityen_US
dc.subject.keywordPoetry--Religious aspectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDivine Aleatoriaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual directionen_US
dc.subject.keywordExpressive artsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSacred movementen_US
dc.subject.keywordClinical soul care practitionersen_US
dc.subject.keywordBiopsychosocial Spiritual Modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordTyndale Spiritual Directorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLectio Divinaen_US
dc.description.note"This is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale Seminary."en_US
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dc.description.degreeThesis (D.Min)--Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2018.en_US

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