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An Epiphany manual on the art and discipline of formation-in-common : a fresh approach to the ancient practice of spiritual direction / Susan Muto and Adrian van Kaam.

By: Muto, Susan, 1942-Contributor(s): Van Kaam, Adrian L, 1920-2007Material type: TextTextPublication details: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Epiphany Association, 2004. Description: 133 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9781880982099; 1880982099Subject(s): Spiritual life -- Catholic Church | Spiritual directionLOC classification: BX2350.2 | .M883 2004
Contents:
Spiritual self-formation -- One-on-one or private formation -- Spiritual formation-in-common -- Contemplation -- Conference -- Conversation -- Communion -- Closure -- Commitment -- Respect -- Relaxation -- Avoidance of blind compliance -- Shared rhythms -- Co-formative results -- Personal presence of formative facilitators -- Recognition of compatible disclosures -- Patient presence of participants -- Recognition of significant disclosures -- Illusionary attractions -- Forced formation -- Proselytizing coformation -- Problem of Lower- "I" domination -- Problem of seduction in formation sessions -- Importance of basic and personal call-disclosures -- Fusion -- Spiritual resistance -- Envy of facilitators and other participants -- Appropriation of mutual formation through monitored practice -- Inspirational communication -- Dealing with self-deception -- Modes of appeal -- Keeping a spiritual reading notebook -- Distinction between informative and formative reading -- Taking time to grow -- The text as teacher.
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Essentials of Christian Formation


Spiritual self-formation -- One-on-one or private formation -- Spiritual formation-in-common -- Contemplation -- Conference -- Conversation -- Communion -- Closure -- Commitment -- Respect -- Relaxation -- Avoidance of blind compliance -- Shared rhythms -- Co-formative results -- Personal presence of formative facilitators -- Recognition of compatible disclosures -- Patient presence of participants -- Recognition of significant disclosures -- Illusionary attractions -- Forced formation -- Proselytizing coformation -- Problem of Lower- "I" domination -- Problem of seduction in formation sessions -- Importance of basic and personal call-disclosures -- Fusion -- Spiritual resistance -- Envy of facilitators and other participants -- Appropriation of mutual formation through monitored practice -- Inspirational communication -- Dealing with self-deception -- Modes of appeal -- Keeping a spiritual reading notebook -- Distinction between informative and formative reading -- Taking time to grow -- The text as teacher.

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