A study of historical and practical approaches to Christian spiritual discernment for personal and group decision-making. Consideration of the definition, aim, models, and practices for discernment from the broad Christian tradition. Exploration of factors bearing on discernment including Scripture, theology, tradition, community, science, nature, experience, personal history, memory, reason, intuition, imagination, physical body, desires, spiritual affections, virtue, and spiritual practices. Special attention to holistic, integrative discernment approaches, Ignatian discernment, desire, community, and questions of vocational integrity.

Class session dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 19, 26; Aug 2 (no class July 12)