Spiritual Direction, Social Justice, and the United Church of Christ

Volume
Volume 30
Issue
Winter 2002
Title
Spiritual Direction, Social Justice, and the United Church of Christ
Abstract

How may spiritual formation, with its emphasis upon the individual, spiritual direction, and its shaping of spiritual life, and the ministry of social justice, with its stress upon the community, be balanced in a religious tradition? This study examines the United Church of Christ as an example of a social justice tradition within Protestant Christianity, with special interest in how it combines spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and social justice. Although during the first decades of its existence, the United Church of Christ seemed more interested in social justice, ostensibly to the diminishing of more spiritual concerns, during the 1990s the church began to develop greater interest in spirituality. At present, the denomination is starting to try to link spirituality, spiritual formation, and spiritual direction with social justice ministries.

Author
Dr. J.A. Gladson
Pages
346 - 354
Price
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