Religious and Spiritual Development across the Life Span†
A Behavioral and Social Science Perspective
Part II. Social and Emotional Development
Published Online: 20 SEP 2010
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The Handbook of Life-Span Development
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Scarlett, W. G. and Warren, A. E. A. 2010. Religious and Spiritual Development across the Life Span. The Handbook of Life-Span Development. II:16.
- Published Online: 20 SEP 2010
This chapter provides an overview of the social science literature on religious and spiritual development and discusses current ways of defining and explaining R-S development, ways of relating R-S development to identity and moral development, and ways of understanding problematic R-S development. The chapter contrasts belief-institution with faith-tradition approaches to studying R-S development and demonstrates how the latter aligns better with current developmental systems thinking and with current work in the related fields of comparative religious studies, history of religions, and theology.
- spiritual development;
- religious development;
- moral development