In October 2017 I was awarded two study grants to study “Ways of the Wilderness” at St Georges College, Jerusalem. To study and reflect in situ the Israelite wilderness experience, the role of the wilderness in the ministry of Jesus, the development of Judean monasticism and its related archeology. To explore Christian traditions and images of wilderness/desert, pilgrimage and monasticism. To provide opportunities to reflect upon my own personal narratives of wilderness and to discover and rediscover the Christian heritage of wilderness spirituality.
To apply insights and experiences of wilderness pilgrimage to our lives and our communities back home.
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