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STAGES OF FAITH. The Psychology Of Human Development And The Quest For Meaning.

Fowler, James W.

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ISBN 10: 0060628405 / ISBN 13: 9780060628406
Published by Harper & Row:, 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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332 pages. "Faith, as approached here, is not necessarily religious; nor is it to be equated with belief. Rather, faith is a person's way of leaning into and making sense of life. Now James Fowler's long-awaited, trailblazing book shows in rich detail how every life is progressively centered about some fundamental set of meanings and values, and identifies the developmental stages that characterize the basic faith we live by, the reasons we find life work living." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE- DUST JACKET, signed by the author, I believe "For Anne, with joy in out meeting and grateful for your sharing. Faithfully, Jim. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026226

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Title: STAGES OF FAITH. The Psychology Of Human ...

Publisher: Harper & Row:

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

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Dr. James Fowler has asked these questions, and others like them, of nearly six hundred people. He has talked with men, women, and children of all ages, from four to eighty-eight, including Jews, Catholics, Protestants, agnostics, and atheists. In many cases, the interviews became in-depth conversations that provided rare, intimate glimpses into the various ways our lives have meaning and purpose, windows into what this books calls faith.

Faith, as approached here, is not necessarily religious, nor is it to be equated with belief. Rather, faith is a person's way of leaning into and making sense of life. More verb that noun, faith is the dynamic system of images, values, and commitments that guide one's life. It is thus universal: everyone who chooses to go on living operated by some basic faith.

Building on the contributions of such key thinkers as Piaget, Erikson, and Kohlberg, Fowler draws on a wide range of scholarship, literature, and firsthand research to present expertly and engagingly the six stages that emerge in working out the meaning of our lives--from the intuitive, imitative faith of childhood through conventional and then more independent faith to the universalizing, self-transcending faith of full maturity. Stages of Faith helps us to understand our own pilgrimage of faith, the passages of our own quest for meaning and value.

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