Encountering the Presence of God through Images: Practicing Visio Divina as Prayer Open Access

Lee, Sun Joo (Spring 2022)

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Humans experience and learn about God through various means, for humans have different types of learning approaches, for example, visual learner, auditory learner, and kinesthetic learner. However, people in local churches typically engage in learning about God through texts, thus underutilizing images although often images are powerful tools, especially for those who are visual learners.

I believe that the church needs to keep alive a variety of spiritual disciplines to help believers seek God and share their faith in the faith community, particularly now, in the twenty-first century, when people are constantly exposed to images and can easily access them.

This final project introduces Visio Divina as a way of seeking God’s presence and sharing the experience of God through images in the local church to enhance and deepen spiritual life and enrich theological conversation in which various perspectives of God are embraced and celebrated.

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