Conversatio Divina

Willard’s Four Critical Commitments

The Essential Quadrilateral for Authentic Spiritual Change and Transformation

In this essay, we have attempted to offer an overview of the mission of the Conversatio Divina ( website, provide an overview of Willard’s four concerns, and to explain why we choose to feature the voices of ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian spirituality and Dallas Willard. Willard’s core commitments shaped his entire academic and ministry career. Perhaps he knew he was building an important platform for supporting the most important work to be done on the planet, the renovation of the human heart through direct experience with Real Presence.

If you are interested in following this golden thread within Christianity—from the ancient to the contemporary—we invite you to read this article by the author of Becoming Dallas Willard, Gary Moon.