Five Traditions & Practices of Prayer

Jul 19–Jul 23 8:30AM–11:30AM
SPIR 561 1–2 Credits (1 Audit)

Course Description

Explore five prayer traditions from church history: the short, frequent prayers of the Desert Fathers; the liturgical collect in the Book of Common Prayer; the Lord’s Prayer as taught by Martin Luther and C. S. Lewis; and the Jesuit and Puritan examen of conscience, as well as their use of imagination in disciplined meditation. Through study, discussion, and music learn to live the rich history of prayer.

Live Online and Recorded: This course is being offered online with live class sessions in Summer 2021. If you are not able to attend the live online classes because of time zone differences, be aware that recordings of each class will also be made available on the course Moodle site until Midnight PDT on the second Saturday after the course.

On Campus: A limited number of seats may be available to Canadian residents for on-campus participation in this course. If you are interested in attending class on campus, you must indicate your preference for on-campus instruction when you register. If you have been given an on-campus seat, you will be notified shortly after May 17. On-campus student lists will be finalized one week before this course begins. Participants of in-person courses will be required to follow Regent College protocols related to COVID-19, which will include such things as maintaining social distance and wearing masks and/or face shields.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.