Five Traditions & Practices of Prayer

January 8, 2024 - January 12, 2024
Jan 8 - Jan 12, 2024 Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri Time: 1:15PM - 4:15PM (Vancouver time)
Offered by Regent College
$520 per credit hour registered for onsite $540 per credit hour registered for online $385 per audit hour registered for onsite $405 per audit hour registered for online

This course explores five traditions and practices of prayer from the history of the church: the short, frequent prayers of the Desert Fathers; the liturgical collect of the Gregorian Sacramentary and the Book of Common Prayer; the examen of conscience among the Jesuits and the Puritans; the use of imagination in disciplined meditation (composition of place) in the 17th-century meditative devotion of the Jesuits, Frances de Sales and the Puritans; and the Lord’s Prayer as a pattern for personal prayer in Martin Luther and C.S. Lewis. Each day we will examine one of these practices, place it in historical context, and discuss a short classic text from the persons or period concerned. But just like one wants not just to study sheet music, but to play the music for oneself, we will take time together to practice these patterns of prayer during the week.

This course is available onsite and online. Students must register for the online section to gain Zoom access to the course. There will not be recordings, so all students must attend live.

Credit Hours: 1 – 2
Audit Hours: 1
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.