Relating faith development and religious styles: reflections in light of apostasy from religious fundamentalism
Adam, Raoul J. (2008) Relating faith development and religious styles: reflections in light of apostasy from religious fundamentalism. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 30 (1). pp. 201-231.
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This paper provides a relational analysis of James Fowler's (1981) Faith Development Theory (FDT) and Heinz Streib's (2001) Religious Styles Perspective (RSP) in light of a recent study of apostasy from religious fundamentalisms. Empirical support is provided for both theories. RSP is endorsed as a more encompassing theory of religious development which accounts for more contingencies than FDT. However, FDT is subsumed rather than superseded by RSP as a powerful lens through which to observe cognitive dimensions of religious development. The paper introduces an integrative paradigm, phenomenological empiricism, to conceptualise a complementary relationship between FDT and RSP as key theories in the future study of religious development.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||faith development theory; religious development; faith styles; deconversion; apostasy; fundamentalism; religious fundamentalism; religious styles perspective; phenomenological empiricism|
Title in German: Archiv für Religionspychologie
|Date Deposited:||23 Dec 2009 23:34|
|FoR Codes:||17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170111 Psychology of Religion @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual @ 100%|
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