(Spirituality Association of South Africa)
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
31 JANUARY 2013: 8h00 – 15h00
THEME: DISCERNING THE WILL OF GOD
Spirituality is decisively determined by the fact that one’s search for ultimate meaning and for a life in the Spirit takes place through discernment.
Registration: 7h30 – 8h00.
8h00 – 8h30
Christo Lombaard: Discernment: context, orientation, definition
8h30 – 9h00
Pieter G.R. de Villiers: Discernment in Spirituality. An overview.
9h00 – 9h30
Paul Decock. Origen of Alexandria at the origins of theological reflection on discernment.
9h30 – 10h00
Sue Rakoczy. Women’s Experience and Discernment: Catherine of Siena and Florence Nightingale
10h00 – 10h30
Discussion of the morning’s papers
10h30 – 10h50
10h50 – 11h40
Annemarie Paulin-Campbell and Frances Correira: The practice of discernment, followed by a discussion.
11h40 – 12 h10
Laurence Prior: Discerning the Way to Peace: St. Francis of Assisi and the Muslims.
12h10 – 12h40
Celia Kourie: Discerning the mystical wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and John of the Cross.
12h40 – 13h15
Lunch break. Coffee/Tea will be provided.
13h15-14h45: Perspectives on discernment.
In this slot speakers will provide a 10 minute presentation of their topic in which they will focus on the meaning of discernment in the field of Spirituality followed by a general discussion.
13h15: Gerhard Bothma: Personality and discernment. Reflections on how people discern the will of God in accordance with their personalities
13h25: Anastasia M Bukashe: Contemporary forms of Discernment: the centrality of dreams and desire
13h35: Jerome Nyathi: Challenges on Discernment in the modern world
13h45: Dirk van der Merwe: Discernment of the wisdom of God according to 1 Corinthians 2.
13h55: Jaco Gericke: Discerning divinity per se as the epistemologically prior problem in ancient Israelite spirituality: The case of EpJer.6
14h05: Calvyn du Toit : The Final Frontier: Discernment in the assemblage of the city
14h15: General discussion.
14h45: Business meeting
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