Course Information

The Spiritual Life (REL 230)

Term: 2022-2023 - SUMMER


Kevin P Goodrich

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P.

Office Hours: Wednesdays: 9am-11am by email. Also, throughout the week by email and within the course site in the "Ask the Instructor"  forum.

About: I've been teaching for UJ for over a decade, a lot of that online, though I've taught at the Jamestown campus. I've lived across the United States as well as in Canada. I've been blessed to travel to many parts of the world. I'm a vowed friar in the Anglican Order of Preachers (aka "the Dominicans").

The Order has a teaching mission. A mission that focuses on the study of religion and spirituality but includes the study of the humanities, as well as the social and natural sciences. For fun, I enjoy a good laugh, good music, and getting outside for a good hike.  


This course investigates the practice and significance of Christian spirituality in the ancient, medieval and modern periods. Students will read and discuss classic spiritual texts in the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox traditions.