ERIC Number: ED295019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Faith Development in the Adult Life Cycle. Proceedings of a Symposium (St. Paul, Minnesota, August 10-14, 1981).
Stokes, Kenneth, Ed.
This volume presents materials related to a symposium that addressed adult faith development. Chapters 1 and 2 provide background information on this topic and an overview of the symposium. Chapter 3 contains the hypotheses paper by Charles Bruning and Kenneth Stokes that was the basic document of the symposium. It provides a review of the literature of the fields of faith development and the adult life cycle and the interface between them, presents some fundamental concepts, and suggests possible hypotheses for research. Chapters 4-8 are critiques of the hypotheses paper. Titles are "An Adult Educator's Reflections" (Malcolm Knowles); "Responses from an Adult Development Perspective" (Winston Gooden); "Response from the Moral Development Perspective" (Mary Wilcox); "Responses from the Religious Education Perspective" (Gabriel Moran); and "Stages of Faith and Adults' Life Cycles" (James Fowler). Chapters 9-15 are commentaries or reflection papers on the authors' symposium experiences. They include "A Sociological Perspective" (Robert Wuthnow); "A Clinical Psychologist's Perspective" (Richard Shulik); "Faith Stances, Imagination, and Campus Ministry" (Paul Johnson); "Higher Education as a Resource" (Barbara Pelowski); "A Symposium: Creative Tension at Play" (Linda Vogel); "Implications for Adult Religious Education" (Joan Cronin); and "Faith Development and Theological Education" (William Phillips). An appendix discusses the project that led to the symposium and this book. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Beliefs, Developmental Psychology, Higher Education, Moral Development, Religion, Religious Education, Social Science Research, Spiritual Development
William H. Sadlier, Inc., 11 Park Place, New York, NY 10007 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Religious Education Association, New Haven, CT.
Note: For a related report, see CE 050 211.