Date of Award
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Richard B. Steele, Ph.D., Professor of Moral and Historical Theology
Drug addiction—Treatment; Eschatology; Hope—Religious aspects—Christianity; Resurrection; Shalom (The Hebrew word); Peace—Religious aspects—Christianity; Celebrate Recovery; Genesis Process, The; Twelve-step programs; Behavior therapy; Osmer, Richard Robert, 1950- ; Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (Seattle, Wash.)
This project attempts to understand the theological foundations of two nationally known Christian addiction recovery programs currently operating in Seattle, Washington: Celebrate Recovery and The Genesis Process. Of particular focus is the presence or absence of Christianity’s unique sense of hope for the future, using eschatological themes of hope, resurrection, and shalom. The participant materials of each program were analyzed for their use of these themes, using Richard Osmer's framework of the four tasks of practical theology.
Naegeli, Judith M., "Hope in Addiction Recovery: Eschatological Foundations in Celebrate Recovery and The Genesis Process" (2017). Seattle Pacific Seminary Projects. 3.