Faith Development Theory and the Modern Paradigm
A Special Issue of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
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This special issue offers a fresh re-evaluation of James Fowler's faith development theory, in celebration of his 60th birthday. Challenges to the theory have focused on the role of emotion in faith, the contributions of the psychodynamic unconscious, and the factor of the interpersonal. Now in its third decade, the theory continues to inspire theoretical and methodological reflections. The papers presented reflect the considerable influence of this theory. This issue's theme--"Religious Development Beyond the Modern Paradigm?"--was the topic of a symposium held in Boston at the 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
Table of Contents
Volume 11, Number 3, 2001. Contents: H. Streib, Introduction: The Symposium on Faith Development Theory and the Modern Paradigm. H. Streib, Faith Development Theory Revisited: The Religious Styles Perspective. J.W. Fowler, Faith Development Theory and the Postmodern Challenges. J.M. Day, From Structuralism to Eternity? Reimaging the Psychology of Religious Development After the Cognitive-Development Paradigm. J. McDargh, Faith Development Theory and the Postmodern Problem of Foundations. A-M. Rizzuto, Religious Development Beyond the Modern Paradigm--Discussion: The Psychoanalytic Point of View.