Living Archives: A History of the Center for Christian Spirituality


Melissa Chim
General Theological Seminary
Anne Silver
General Theological Seminary


OER, Open Educational Resource, spirituality, history, archives, Christian Spirituality


Spiritual direction is one of the General Theological Seminary's most beloved and popular programs. The Center for Christian Spirituality, founded in 1976, has supported spiritual direction students for over forty years. But what is the history of the Center, and how did it help make GTS what it is today and how has it contributed to the study and practice of spiritual direction generally? These questions and more are answered in this open textbook that is intended for use not just by students studying at the Center but by any institution with programs or courses in the study and practice of spiritual direction. 



July 5, 2022