Faith--The structural-developmental perspective
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Written in English


  • Faith -- Psychological aspects.

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Other titlesFaith--the developmental perspective
StatementJames W. Fowler.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
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Open LibraryOL16541514M

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While the perspective that faith development proceeds in a sequence of stages by which persons shape their relatedness to a transcendent center or centers of value is the basic framework of faith development theory and research, the assumption that a stage forms a ‘structural whole’ cannot be postulated a priori and prior to empirical investigation, when, besides cognitive development, the psycho-dynamic and relational-interpersonal dimensions . 'Faith development' has become the term for a specific structural-developmental perspective which originates in Fowler's work and which enjoys increasing recognition in the psychology of religion.   The structural approach suggests that faith development is a human achievement which is greatly influenced by the individual’s cognitive and psychological abilities (Avery, ). From a Christian perspective, faith is a divine gift from God and a human response to God’s grace rather human striving for self-actualisation (Coyle, ).   Heinz Streib is Professor for Religious Education at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. There he has established the Research Center for Biographical Studies in Contemporary Religion. He received his Ph.D. from Emory University, Atlanta in , with a thesis on Hermeneutics of Metaphor, Symbol and Narrative in Faith Development Theory Author: Christopher Cotter.

  A New Approach to Faith Development Theory Ma / 0 Comments / in Features / by John Rymon Bailey the study of religion, spirituality, and faith [ ] cannot be explored through simply descriptive statistics or only quantitative models but rather complex qualitative and empirical methods within sophisticated designs. Faith is not a belief system primarily; it is a perspective, a way of looking at things. In the first part of chapter 11 we examined the nature of faith. In this second part of the great faith chapter of Hebr let's look for the perspective of faith. Thursday 12th November The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered a lecture today at the RSA. He spoke of the principles by which development agencies and faith communities can build trust and mutual understanding of their distinctive motivations and thus collaborate more effectively in tackling issues of justice and global poverty. Religious judgment is the way in which an individual reconstructs his or her experience from the point of view of a personal relationship with an Ultimate (God). Religious development is concerned with the age-related, meaning-making qualities of this reconstruction.

This book brings together, for the first time in one volume, key articles on faith development theory, originally published in religious and secular journals in America, Australia, and Europe. Written by internationally recognized scholars, the essays discuss faith development in relation to such things as interview data, pastoral care, and /5. Psychosocial Development and Faith As we showed in our presentation of Erikson in Part II, his theory structural-developmental theories, however, and after coming to terms helped us in many ways to focus on thefunctional aspect of faith, theFile Size: KB.   Faith--The structural-developmental perspective by James W. Fowler 1 edition - first published in Not in Library. Christ and the adolescent Accessible book, Protected DAISY, Faith, Faith development, Developmental psychology, Geloof, Glaube Written works: Stages Of Faith, Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian.   Hebrews 11 shows that faith is so important because God’s people are beset with weakness, poverty, and difficulty. This is why verse one tells us, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” The context for faith is a life in which things are hoped for but not yet seen or possessed. Faith grasps.