Human Development and Faith: Life-Cycle Stages of Body, Mind, and Soul

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This book brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. Its goal is to address two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support ...
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Overview

This book brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. Its goal is to address two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827214422
  • Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 467,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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Felicity Kelcourse is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Christian Theological Seminary.

Felicity Kelcourse is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Christian Theological Seminary.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : human development and faith 1
1 Theories of human development 23
2 Finding faith : life-cycle stages in body, mind, and soul 59
3 Human development in relational and cultural context 91
4 The family context of development : African American families 111
5 Infancy : faith before language 129
6 The toddler and the community 147
7 The Oedipal child and the family crucible : a Jungian account 165
8 Acculturation and latency 183
9 Early adolescence : venturing toward a different world 205
10 Identity in middle and late adolescence 223
11 The differentiation of self and faith in young adulthood : launching, coupling, and becoming parents 236
12 The middle years 251
13 Faith and development in late adulthood 269
14 The wages of dying : catastrophe transformed 285
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