SPIR 526

Soul Recreation: Delighting In & Enjoying God

Course Description

Despite the claims of some critics, contemplation—or what some call soul recreation—is firmly grounded in Scripture and richly displayed throughout the writings of early Protestantism. Evaluate the resistance to delighting in communion with God and learn how to deepen your experience of enjoying God. Together we will explore this spiritual intimacy by recovering a contemplative spirituality through praying Scripture, looking unto Jesus, and the visual arts and music. This course provides the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox expressions of longing for and loving God.
Dates Jun 24–Jun 28
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Onsite/Online
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Tom Schwanda

Associate Professor Emeritus of Christian Formation and Ministry

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There are no prerequisites for this course.
The friendships and relationships I’ve made during my time at Regent have opened my eyes to how immensely rich, diverse, and massive the body of Christ is. When I hear the stories of many of my classmates, I see Jesus’s immense provision and grace for the church.” — Alexander Marees