Monday, July 10, 2006

Spiritual Theology and Learning Theory

An Analytical Integration of the Spiritual Theology of the Three Ways (Purgative, Illuminative, Unitive) and Action Science, Reflective Practitioners and Frame Reflection Theories of Learning.

Can modern learning theories help to us to understand, inform and transform spiritual growth? This question can be answered in many ways. There are many who hold to that spiritual growth has nothing to do with ‘secular’ learning theories. Their contention is that the Holy Spirit as our teacher is more than enough for our spiritual development. Others view ‘secular’ learning theories with suspicion. This is the legacy of a dualistic neo-platonic view of spirituality that the Church has inherited. It is the aim of this paper to prove that modern learning theories does help us to understand, inform and transform spiritual growth

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