In an effort to learn more about student experiences of disembodied and dis-embedded spirituality, the researcher conducted a qualitative research project among undergraduate students who expressed a desire to grow spiritually. This research was conducted as part of the author’s doctoral project. The participants were volunteers who had attended a university spiritual life retreat and wanted to continue growing in their faith over a six-week period, expressly committed to life embedded in community and through experiments in embodied spiritual practices. Using questionnaires, surveys, and interviews that included both fixed-choice questions and open-ended questions, the researcher gathered data that would help locate themes and discern future possibilities related to embodiment and community in the context of spiritual growth. Participants committed to explore and experiment with spirituality in community and share with the rest of the group in the context of weekly shared meals around the researcher’s dining table.
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Barton, Sara G.
"Holistic University Spiritual Formation and Ecclesial Relationships,"
Discernment: Theology and the Practice of Ministry: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/discernment/vol6/iss1/1