The power of another person’s life story to provide not just a template for the conduct of one’s own life, but also a mirror in which to examine one’s personal circumstances, values and beliefs, has been a potent dimension of all religious experience. It is, for example, not just the account of the incarnation that moves individuals towards a new way of being, but also the myriad subsequent stories of individual responses to the Christ event. The huge variation in the way these stories have been expressed, received and circulated, given the complexity and subtlety of human experience, should come as no surprise. This workshop surveys a range of spiritual biographies, predominantly but not exclusively, from the Christian tradition, analysing and reflecting on their structure, special characteristics and emphases. In doing so the course lays the foundation for participants to ask the fundamental question of all stories, including their own: “Of which narrative are we a part?”
Led by Dr. James Cregan, University of Notre Dame
The cost includes two nights' accommodation at the Monastery Guesthouse, meals and entry into the Museum and Art Gallery.
PLEASE NOTE: online bookings for this close on Monday 11 October. For booking enquiries after this date please phone the New Norcia Guesthouse on (08) 9654 8002, to ensure accommodation is still available.