versión impresa ISSN 0120-3649
SICILIANI B, JOSÉ MARÍA. GRADUALITY, NARRATIVITY, AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CITY. Theol. Xave. [online]. 2010, vol.60, n.169, pp. 237-274. ISSN 0120-3649.
This article deals with the progressive character of all religious experiences. In order to verify this feature, several authors from Christian tradition who highlighted its progressivity are analyzed: Saint Irenaeus, Saint Bonaventure, and Saint Therese of Ávila. From that overview it can be inferred that an immediatist pretention in the religious formation might be harmful for the human spirit and for all religious education processes which respect human freedom. Progressivity then demands accounting. When claiming its pertinence in the current "religious offer" in the city, narrativity can become a critical criterion in order to question the current urban religious narratives.
Palabras llave : Narrativity; Religious Education; Process; Religious Experience; Narrative Theology.