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Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning,9780060628666

Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 12/30/2009
Publisher(s): HarperCollins Publications

Summary

Now in paperback--the classic most cited in the field of psychology of religion that explores the developmental stages of faith and the reasons we find life worth living.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part I Human Faith 1(36)
Human Faith
3(6)
Faith, Religion and Belief
9(7)
Faith and Relationship
16(8)
Faith as Imagination
24(8)
On Seeing Faith Whole
32(5)
Notes
34(3)
Part II Windows on Human Development: A Fictional Conversation 37(52)
The Fictional Conversation
41(12)
Infancy
53(3)
Early Childhood
56(7)
Childhood
63(6)
Adolescence
69(9)
Adulthood
78(11)
Notes
86(3)
Part III Dynamics of Faith and Human Development 89(28)
The Dynamic Triad of Faith
91(7)
Structural-Developmental Theories and Faith
98(8)
Psychosocial Development and Faith
106(11)
Notes
115(2)
Part IV Stages of Faith 117(98)
Infancy and Undifferentiated Faith
119(3)
Stage 1. Intuitive-Projective Faith
122(13)
Stage 2. Mythic-Literal Faith
135(16)
Stage 3. Synthetic-Conventional Faith
151(23)
Stage 4. Individuative-Reflective Faith
174(10)
Stage 5. Conjunctive Faith
184(15)
Stage 6. Universalizing Faith
199(16)
Notes
211(4)
Part V Formation and Transformation in Faith 215(92)
Mary's Pilgrimage: The Theory at Work
217(52)
Form and Content: Stages of Faith and Conversion
269(23)
Faith on Earth
292(15)
Notes
303(4)
Appendix A: The Research Interview 307(6)
Appendix B: Interview Analysis and the Characteristics of Our Sample with 313(12)
G. Melton Mobley
Index 325

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