The Rev. Julia Gatta, Ph.D.
Bishop Frank A. Juhan Professor of Pastoral Theology
University of the South
“The theologian is one who prays,” wrote Evagrius of Pontus. This course is intended to assist in the ongoing process of transformation in Christ through encounter with God chiefly, though not exclusively, in prayer. Readings will be selected to help in this process and will include selected writings of Evelyn Underhill, A.M. Allchin, Rowan Williams, The Rule of St. Benedict, and The Cloud of Unknowing. Besides carefully reading the texts, students must be willing to commit each day to thirty minutes of quiet reflection upon them as well as thirty minutes of non-liturgical prayer.