Father Ely starts a conversation on religion and spirituality

POSTED BY: Mike Thee
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Peter Ely, S.J. (vice president for mission and ministry and associate professor of theology and religious studies), gave a thought-provoking lecture on religion and spirituality on May 11. Father Ely's presentation was part of a Psychology and Religion class taught by Le Xuan Hy, associate professor of psychology. Hy invited faculty and staff to join the students as part of the Human Development Series. Ely got the ball rolling by presenting three stages of religious development and four levels of human actualization. He then gave a quiz that asked what, if any, relationship religion and spirituality had to one another. This led to a very dynamic conversation. Some said you can't have one without the other. Others said the two had nothing to do with each other. Still others took it a step further and said that one can even inhibit the other. In the end, the never-ending question remained open, but the dialogue along the way sure was fascinating.


Father Ely starts a conversation on religion and spirituality

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  Peter Ely, S.J. (vice president for mission and ministry and associate professor of theology and religious studies), gave a thought provoking lecture on religion and spirituality on May 11. Father Ely's presentation was part of a Psychology and Religion

Posted by Mike Thee at 05/11/2010 04:17:32 PM