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Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery (Spiritual Directors International Books)


by Rebecca Bradburn Langer (Author), Mary Rose Bumpus (Author)


The last decade has seen increased interest in the practice of spiritual direction, both from people feeling called to be spiritual directors, and from those seeking direction. But with the growth in the number of directors has come an increased need to train their supervisors.


This collection of essays is one of the first books in the field that help with the training of supervisors. Written by spiritual directors who have years of experience in supervision between them, this book engages some of the leading voices in the field in an exploration of a wide variety of issues, including: gender and sexuality; ethical dilemmas; working with diverse racial ethnic constituents; working with the differently abled; the parameters of supervision; the supervision of beginning directors, and more.


An excellent textbook for those who feel called to the role of supervisor, as well as an important book for those who are already practicing in the field.


Product details

  • Publisher : MOREHOUSE PUBLISHING (November 1, 2005)

  • Language : English

  • Paperback : 199 pages

  • Item Weight : 9.9 ounces

  • Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.44 x 9.02 inches


About the Authors

Rebecca Bradburn Langer is an ordained Presbyterian minister, spiritual director, and the coordinator of Supervision for San Francisco Theological Seminary in the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program. She lives in San Anselmo, California.


Mary Rose Bumpus is a Sister of Mercy of the Cincinnati Regional Community who has worked in the area of spiritual direction for twenty-five years. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Seattle University and was formerly director of the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery

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