Spiritual guides: supporting adults who nurture the spirituality of children

Stimpson, Helen Rosalinde (2016) Spiritual guides: supporting adults who nurture the spirituality of children. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research considers the role of those who support voluntary youth
leaders in their responsibility to nurture spiritual development in children
and young people. It discusses particularly those who work in
organisations with an ethos of supporting such spiritual development and
at the same time of welcoming members of many faiths and encouraging
their full participation in their various faith traditions. The specific context
of the research is the work of the Guide Movement and, in particular, of
Girlguiding in the United Kingdom. The research addresses the current
challenges but also the enormous value of providing for young people a
multi-faith space in which it is genuinely ‘OK to do God’. It discusses the
issues which leaders are raising and some suggestions which trainers have
made for addressing these.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Practical theology, spirituality, children's ministry, youth work, nurture of youth leaders, mixed faith communities, spiritual education, training support, Girl Guiding, Baden-Powell
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Gay, Rev Dr Douglas
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: H R Stimpson
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7349
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 11:05
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 12:46
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7349

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