AT385: Open Your Eyes
AT385—OPEN YOUR EYES PRACTICUM: ATTENTION, SEEING AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
Intensive: Two evenings and one Friday.
Though we often pray with our eyes closed, we also connect with God in many ways with our eyes open. This course explores the practice of visual attention and its central role in the Christian spiritual life. Scripture and tradition encourage Christians to keep their eyes open and to stay awake. In his book Prayers, Michel Quoist states that all of life can become a prayer for those who know how to see. But what does this mean? How can we learn to see this way? The course will examine the underappreciated themes of attention, seeing, and wonder in the history of Christian spirituality and explore their usefulness for spiritual practice today.
This course fulfills practicum requirements for Spiritual Direction concentrations.
Adj. Prof. Chad Thralls. 1 Credit.
Winter 2014. Monday, January 13, and Wednesday, January 15, 6:30-8:30pm and Friday, January 17, 9:00am-5:00pm.
If this is the first course you are registering for in this term, please add a non-refundable $100 Academic Fee. If you have already registered for a course this term, you do not need to add the Academic Fee.