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The Christian Life: An Evangelical Spiritual Theology

In this course, we present a theology of spirituality that enables spiritual formation and nurture in a postmodern, pluralistic, materialistic society.


With the contemporary interest in spirituality, it is imperative that the church establish a comprehensive theology of Christian spirituality that can inform the life and witness of Christian believers. This course presents such a theology of spirituality: a theology that is biblical, practical, and contemporary, accounting for and enabling spiritual formation and nurture in a post-modern, pluralistic, materialistic society. In addition, the course provides a theological foundation for a life of prayer that will empower and sustain the believer in life and ministry.

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Study Guide
  1. Have a thorough understanding of the biblical and historical foundations of Christian spirituality.
  2. Appreciate the diversity of theological traditions in Christian spirituality—particularly the Reformed, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic—but in particular understand the stream that has shaped their own experience (that is, their own denominational heritage).
  3. Understand the theology of spirituality adequately such that he or she is able to develop a practical model of spiritual formation within congregational life.
  4. Develop a model of spiritual life and discipline that has theological consistency but also practical application to one’s own life and witness.
  • The course covered a wide range of topics, probably a 360 degree coverage of everything that would be important for a Christian. It was good!

    — Jaideep, India
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, United States (US)
  • Course overall was way beyond my expectations.

    — Dennis, United States (US)

Course Content

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Course Details

  • 24 Lessons
  • 25 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 44 Min Average
  • 35 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

Course Resources


Gordon T. Smith, PhD