The conclusion was reached that adolescents understand themselves and their relationships with others through a conglomeration of personal stories. 1993. The data were collected from a Church of Christ sample through mailout and survey in 8 churches in Texas and Oklahoma. I point to the power that we as religious educators have to reverse the violence by offering specific suggestions aimed at restoring young people's, as well as our own, sense of safety and hope. "Religious Education vol. This model identifies three distinct yet interrelated dimensions of spirituality: religious faith, moral living, and emotional awareness. Data sources include adults, adolescents, teachers, and clergy in random samples of 150 congregations in each of the six denominations (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,; Presbyterian Church, U.S.A; Southern Baptist Convention; United Church of Christ; United Methodist Church). Biblical principles of discipleship are presented from two main sources: The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman, and Jesus Christ Disciple Maker by Bill Hull. 1985. [Source: PI]. 52-61. A review of recent literature indicated that the cognitive factors related to moral development have been much more extensively studied than have social-interactional factors, despite the fact that cognitive factors are often not amenable to change and, therefore, not useful for practical application purposes. (1) A significant correlation (P < .01) was found between moral development and grade level. Boston: Beacon Press. Primary themes of the data included the importance of family in religious development, the ongoing process of the developmental task, and the role of doubt. [Source: SC], Durka, Gloria. 657-672. All 3 modes were used by both males & females, though the former were more likely to choose the narrowly concerned mode. Abstract: Early emotional conditioning is shown to have an effect on the tenor of religious development. 1986. As these pastors took time with youth in the church and developed caring relationships, they were remembered as being an influence in developing the style of faith lived presently by the subjects of the interviews. Information on parallel and contradictory structures of the world; Details on Nel Nodding's scheme for fostering the development of morally-inclined youths; List of James Garbarino's themes for successful coping and resilience. Perry, Constance M. and Walter G. McIntire. The Augustinian tradition: a different voice, by J W Houghton. This merger establishes for adolescent listeners a more complete understanding of the communal and temporal aspects of their identity. The scale, Religious Thinking Total Abstract, is derived from the instrument Thinking About the Bible. Background variables of socio-economic status, education, and religion were controlled. Since these concepts develop early parents "need to be made aware of the undeveloped spiritual potentialities of preschool children." Three instruments were used: the open questionnaire, This Is How Think Morally; the closed questionnaire Development of Moral Conscience in Youth; and a Personality Inventory questionnaire. Abstract: Introduction. [Source: PI], Van Someren, David Allen. "Religious Development in Adolescence." Abstract: Within the context of a lifespan developmental framework, the present study examined the development of religious concepts by age and by level of cognitive/affective maturity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity vol. Goldman's theory that a gap between concrete religious thinking and higher-level cognitive functioning in other areas tends to produce faith rejection was not supported; the results, except for the private school Catholics, were just the opposite--more abstract religious thinking was associated with greater rejection of doctrine and the church. O'Doherty, E. F. 1973. 7, pp. Three levels of development appear in student samples. The data were examined for indications of precedence of moral development over ego development. The interview technique was adapted from a study done by William Perry and based on the faith development models of John Westerhoff and James Fowler. 1990. Moltmann's usually implicit understanding of the self is drawn from his major works in terms of key doctrines of his theology, and labelled here the 'eschatological self', the 'trinitarian self', and the 'political self'. 1-103. For the study, researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) analyzed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)-Kindergarten Cohort. 41, pp. 10, pp. 241-249. Ph.D. Thesis, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The psychoanalytic theory of Erik H. Erikson was perused in order to establish a foundation for the study of identity issues. Abstract: There are limitations in understanding spiritual formation in theories based on stages of faith, or faith development, and in an instructional model of nurturing faith. 529-537. Abstract: A Synopsis of the Valuegenesis Study of Faith Maturity and Denominational Commitment, by J Kijai. [for absts see individual auths]. 134, pp. 1980. 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