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An Introductory Course in Christian Spirituality

Course Instructor
What is spirituality?
Christian Spirituality...
What are spiritual disciplines?
Contemplative disciplines
Reflection and Discernment
Prayer and Worship
Moral Action
Course Instructor
Deacon Richard D Shewman, D.Min., J.C.L.
Dr. Shewman earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Mary's Seminary and Graduate School of Theology and a Licentiate degree in Canon Law from Catholic University of America. He also has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology from St. Mary of the Woods College and a Master of Arts from the University of Guam in Behavior Science. The emphasis of his doctoral work was in Christian spirituality.
He was ordained a permanent deacon in September of 1984. He currently ministers as a deacon at St. Luke's Church in Erie, PA. In addition to his ministry with St. Luke's Church, he is employed as a canon lawyer with the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Erie.
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