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ERIC Number: EJ935276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Links between Early Attachment Experiences and Manifestations of Spirituality
Surr, John
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v16 n2 p129-141 2011
This essay reviews recent research about infant attachment, then discusses the implications of this research as they relate to the following specific manifestations of children's spirituality: faith, wonder, relational consciousness, flow (as in a sense of wholeness or unity), and compassion, in the light of other research on children's spirituality. In each of these areas links can be found between the security of an infant's attachment experiences and later manifestations of spirituality, although many gaps in relevant knowledge remain to be filled. The essay concludes that early attachment experiences are spiritually significant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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