La pratique narrative de l'accompagnement spirituel : une perspective anabaptiste

Authors: Brosseau, Jean Victor
Advisor: Jobin, Guy
Abstract: The work of program administrator for the Mennonite Central Committee of Quebec requires the coordination and accompaniment of volunteer workers. Accompanying the workers involves listening to the narratives that everyone makes of their experience. Listening to the stories of volunteer workers revealed a problem of identity and a need for spiritual accompaniment adapted to the field of intervention. This state of affairs motivated this research in practical theology on spiritual accompaniment and provoked a question of contextual research. Belonging to the great Anabaptist family of the Mennonite churches and the Mennonite Brethren of Canada gives rise to a common experience of salvation in Christ. However, this spiritual experience of salvation and life in Christ is seen and told differently because the Mennonite confessional belonging is an internal and external cultural and religious experience. The result is a plurality of Mennonite expression that gives rise to various identifications. Confessional belonging creates an identity discomfort because it involves an acculturated religious experience. This research focuses on the proposal to divide Mennonite culture and Anabaptism within the experience of confessional affiliation. The separation of culture and religion leads to the reconciliation of cultural identities through the narrative of Christ. The research examines how the mentee's story informs the mentor's function in an Anabaptist model of spiritual accompaniment within Mennonite churches in Quebec.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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