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University of Creation Spirituality
Doctor of Ministry Degree/Certificate Program

August, 2003 Intensive
Week 1: August 4-8 2003

Seminar: Introduction to Creation Spirituality
- # 60001

Instructor: Alexandra Kovats, Ph.D.

Faculty Bio: Alexandra has a Ph.D. in Ecological Spirituality from the Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adjunct instructor at Seattle University in the School of Theology and Ministry; a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace; a retreat and spiritual director for over thirty years. She is committed to supporting and challenging others into a fuller and freer life of interconnectedness.

Course Description: This overview and introduction to Creation Spirituality will explore the following topics: The four paths of Creation Spirituality; some themes connected with each path; the difference between fall-redemption attitudes and creation spirituality attitudes; elements of post modern as distinct from a modern world view and where creation spirituality is situated in relationship to them. Other topics emerging during the class will also be considered.

Required Reading:

  1. Fox, Matthew. Original Blessing. Santa Fe: Bear, 1983.* (bring to class)
  2. Fox, Matthew and Rupert Sheldrake. Natural Grace. New York: Doubleday, 1996.
  3. O'Murchu, Diarmuid. Religion in Exile. New York: Crossroad, 2000.
  4. Roberts, Elizabeth and Elias Amidon. Earth Prayers. San Francisco: Harper,1991.

Suggested Reading:

  1. Berry, Thomas. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. New York: Bell Tower, 1999.
  2. Goodenough, Ursula. The Sacred Depth of Nature. New York: Oxford UP, 1998.
  3. ODonohue, John. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

Pre-Class Writing Assignment: Choose one option. Please write a 5- 8 page, double spaced paper. Please cite bibliographical references, when appropriate.

  1. Fall/redemption attitudes in my work place; or fall/redemption attitudes in the
    work place or in our culture in general.
  2. Values and ways that encourage creation spirituality principles in my work world.
  3. Apply the Four Paths of creation spirituality to a specific topic: a creative project, a spiritual dynamic or a personal journey. (E.g. food, healing, your work, your life)

Post-Class Writing Assignment:
Will be given in class

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