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Spirituality of Work Religion & Theology Coursework (Coursework Sample)

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1. Your takeaways. Looking back over the course content, think about what you found meaningful. What things (insights, ideas, prayer or meditation exercises, etc-* Please see the PDF of prayer, Meditation, and Gratitude) will you take away from it? Choose 3 or 4 things. (a) Explain each of those things in your own words,
and (b) explain how and why you think it will be important for your spirituality of work and/or your life.Everyone must answer this question (1200 words; 60 points):
Choose one of the following questions and answer it (800 words). You may choose another question to answer for extra credit (600 words). *** Please see the power points (PDF) of March 31th, Habits, freedom, and friendship.
2. Friendship. Aristotle says there are three kinds of friendship: one kind is based on mutual usefulness, another kind is based on mutual pleasure, and the third kind is based on mutual recognition of the other person’s goodness. In your answer, do all of the following: (a) Explain each of the three kinds of friendship. (b) Describe an example from your own life of each kind of friend, including how and why the friendships began and how and why they ended (if they did end). (c) Explain the ways in which each of those friendships is (or was) good.
3. *Vocation/calling. For this question, discuss one or more of the following quotations from Norvene Vest’s book, Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work. (a) Explain what Vest means, and then (b) explain how it applies to your own life. (Please see the PDF - “Friend of the soul , ch 3 and ch 2”)
A. “At the core of our being there is no conflict between what we most desire and what God desires for us. In the deep truth of things there is no tension between wholly loving God, self, and neighbor, for the good of one is the good of all. In Frederick Buechner’s apt definition, vocation is ‘the place where your deep gladness and the world's hunger meet.’” (25) “My deep inner desire or gladness is the guide to God’s will for me, and when I have moved deeper than the surface distractions that distort my true inner desire, then indeed I can trust and follow it joyfully ...” (50-51)
B. “We discover and become who we are through what we do – that is why work is a friend of the soul.” (44)
C. “Benedict’s Rule suggests that no single activity can satisfy us wholly, that our soul’s health depends on regularly attending to all aspects of our God-given being.” (45)
4. First Principle and Foundation. (a) Explain what St. Ignatius Loyola’s First Principle and Foundation means, and (b) describe how you can apply it in your own life: (Please see the PDF (Power points))- “St. Ignatius Loyola’s”
First Principle and Foundation
Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul. The other things on the face of the earth are created for man to help him in attaining the end for which he is created. Hence, man is to make use of them in as far as they help him in the attainment of his end, and he must rid himself of them in as far as they prove a hindrance to him.
Therefore, we must make ourselves indifferent to all created things, as far as we are allowed free choice and are not under any prohibition. So as far as we are concerned, we should not prefer health to sickness, riches to poverty, honor to dishonor, a long life to a short life. The same holds for all other things. Our one desire and choice should be what is most conducive to the end for which we are created.

Spirituality of Work (CORE 3989/CAST 3040; CRN 16813)

Spring Semester 2020

 

TAKE-HOME ESSAY

 

Your answers must be submitted by May 8th at 10:00 AM.

 

100 points total

You must answer two questions on this exam. Everyone must answer Question 1.

You must also answer one other question (2, 3, or 4). Note that every question has more than one part. Your answer to Question 1 should not include substantial material from the other question(s) you write about.

Extra credit: You may choose to answer one additional question from 2, 3, or 4. Depending on the quality of your answer, up to 12 extra points.

The number of words indicated for the questions is a minimum; please write at least that much. You may make your answer longer if you need to. I am looking for evidence that you understand the material well and that you put real thought into your answers. Some good ways to provide evidence that you understand a topic include expressing ideas in your own words (rather than just copying bullet points from the slides), making connections between topics, and giving examples.

 

 

Everyone must answer this question (1200 words; 60 points):

 

1. Your takeaways. Looking back over the course content, think about what you found meaningful. What things (insights, ideas, prayer or meditation exercises, etc-* Please see the PDF of prayer, Meditation, and Gratitude) will you take away from it? Choose 3 or 4 things. (a) Explain each of those things in your own words,

and (b) explain how and why you think it will be important for your spirituality of work and/or your life.

 

Choose one of the following questions and answer it (800 words). You may choose another question to answer for extra credit (600 words). *** Please see the power points (PDF) of March 31th, Habits, freedom, and friendship.

 

2. Friendship. Aristotle says there are three kinds of friendship: one kind is based on mutual usefulness, another kind is based on mutual pleasure, and the third kind is based on mutual recognition of the other person’s goodness. In your answer, do all of the following: (a) Explain each of the three kinds of friendship. (b) Describe an example from your own life of each kind of friend, including how and why the friendships began and how and why they ended (if they did end). (c) Explain the ways in which each of those friendships is (or was) good.

 

3. *Vocation/calling. For this question, discuss one or more of the following quotations from Norvene Vest’s book, Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work. (a) Explain what Vest means, and then (b) explain how it applies to your own life.  (Please see the PDF - “Friend of the soul-March -19th-2020 , ch  3  and March -10th,17th-2020 ch 2”)

  1. “At the core of our being there is no conflict between what we most desire and what God desires for us. In the deep truth of things there is no tension between wholly loving God, self, and neighbor, for the good of one is the good of all. In Frederick Buechner’s apt definition, vocation is ‘the place where your deep gladness and the world's hunger meet.’” (25) “My deep inner desire or gladness is the guide to God’s will for me, and when I have moved deeper than the surface distractions that distort my true inner desire, then indeed I can trust and follow it joyfully ...” (50-51)
  2. “We discover and become who we are through what we do – that is why work is a friend of the soul.” (44)
  3. “Benedict’s Rule suggests that no single activity can satisfy us wholly, that our soul’s health depends on regularly attending to all aspects of our God-given being.” (45)

 

4. First Principle and Foundation. (a) Explain what St. Ignatius Loyola’s First Principle and Foundation means, and (b) describe how you can apply it in your own life: (Please see the PDF (Power points))- March-24th-2020- “St. Ignatius Loyola’s”

 

First Principle and Foundation

Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul. The other things on the face of the earth are created for man to help him in attaining the end for which he is created. Hence, man is to make use of them in as far as they help him in the attainment of his end, and he must rid himself of them in as far as they prove a hindrance to him.

Therefore, we must make ourselves indifferent to all created things, as far as we are allowed free choice and are not under any prohibition. So as far as we are concerned, we should not prefer health to sickness, riches to poverty, honor to dishonor, a long life to a short life. The same holds for all other things. Our one desire and choice should be what is most conducive to the end for which we are created.

 

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One of the things I found meaningful and one that I intend to use in my life is the fact that prayer is a spiritual bath. When we are truly immersed in prayer, we are freed from everything that is mortal (our concerns, worries, anxieties, all the mental and emotional issues we may have). We enter into a realm where we have access to a peace that surpasses all understanding. However, what one learns albeit gradually is that you cannot force yourself to get to the position indicated above. When someone is learning to pray, they experience some challenges especially while dealing with their thoughts. Thoughts can make it difficult for one to concentrate on prayer. They lead one’s mind astray and into the worldly when prayer asks or expects us to make the connection with God, and ignore the worldly albeit for that particular moment. It can be frustrating for someone when they are trying to connect with God and their mind keeps wondering about their daily struggles. However, what has been made quite evident, clear, and what I find quite meaningful to me is the fact that prayer is a spiritual bath. One may struggle, one may find their thoughts wandering, but when we eventually get to a point where we can truly connect with God, we get to experience a spiritual bath every time we pray. We come out of prayer with renewed energy and feel invigorated. Learning about prayer from the above perspective will indeed be of great benefit for me in my spiritual journey. I would like to pray with an understanding of who God is and how crucial it is that I should seek to have a genuine connection with Him. So, in understanding the above, I know I will be able to learn more about pray, its importance in my life, and learn how to truly connect with God.

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