Many people today cannot accept the moral and religious certainties of earlier times. Traditional religious practices, church service and styles of prayer may seem inadequate, old-fashioned or outmoded.

 Yet despite this questioning and rejection of traditional answers, it is clear that many people are asking urgent and searching questions about their lives. They want to make sense of what is happening in the world – to individuals, to society, and to the planet.

Sarum College seeks to respond to the search for spirituality which is one of the most striking aspects of our contemporary society and is vitally important to the life of the church, to the enrichment of theology, to ecumenism, to interfaith understanding and to discussion about public values.

Embodying Wisdom: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches to Christian Spirituality

You can find information about the Staff Student Liaison Committee for Christian Spirituality in this forum including details of how to contact the SSLC Student Representative and information from previous committee meetings. 

This module introduces students to the key ideas and personalities that constitute the foundations and forms of Christian Spirituality up to the end of the eighteenth century. It will look at a number of spiritual traditions within Christianity and enable students to place them in their historical and philosophical contexts. Students will become aware of the problems we face in matters of interpretation when dealing with classical spiritual texts and will be encouraged to apply a range of interpretative methods to the texts to which they are introduced. 

This section includes information about essay writing for Christian Spirituality students. 

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The search for ‘spirituality’ is one of the most striking aspects of our contemporary Western culture. Many people seek greater spiritual depth to their lives within a secular, materialist and postmodern culture and frequently this does not involve an institutional religious commitment. At the same time, the word ‘spirituality’ is increasingly used in discussions about public life, for example, in education, healthcare or business. Contemporary debates about the nature of spirituality thus offer an important point of contact between people of different faith traditions and between sacred and secular worldviews. This module explores expressions of spirituality in contemporary society through a variety of different disciplinary approaches and seeks to bring Christian spirituality into a fruitful dialogue with non-Christian perspectives.

Dissertations 2016-17