Full course description
Both prayer and discernment play a central role in the spirituality of St. Ignatius, especially in the dynamics of The Spiritual Exercises. This course will examine the theology of prayer and the practice and theory of discernment as they have developed in the Christian tradition over the centuries. Part I (SPT 525) will focus primarily on prayer and will be offered during an intensive weekend with Zoom classes, by video conference. Part II (SPT 526) will focus primarily on discernment and will be offered fully online, with a flexible time frame, allowing students to complete the course over a 6-week period: May 17-June 27. Each part is offered as a one-credit course.