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Faith, as approached here, is not necessarily religious, nor is it to be equated with belief. Rather, faith is a person& 39;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& 39;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.
- ISBN-13: 9780060628666
- ISBN-10: 0060628669
- Publisher: HarperOne
- Publish Date: September 1995
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.4 x 0.86 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds