The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

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Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
SAGE, 2006 - Psychology - 543 pages
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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches – making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations. 
  

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC
17
Intersections
46
Spirituality
60
Philosophical Issues in Spiritual Education and Development
73
Measurement and Research Design in Studying
92
Introduction to Part II
107
The Changing Global Context of Adolescent Spirituality
124
Spiritual and Religious Pathology in Childhood and Adolescence
137
The Family as a Context for Religious
297
Peer
310
Unexamined Crucibles for Spiritual Development
324
Introduction to Part V
339
Resilience and Spirituality in Youth
355
A Quest for Moral and Spiritual Integrity?
371
Spiritual Development and Adolescent WellBeing and Thriving
384
Religion Spirituality and Childrens Physical Health
399

NonWestern Approaches to Spiritual Development Among
150
Spiritual Experiences and Capacities of Children and Youth
163
Introduction to Part III
181
Attachment and Spiritual Development in Childhood
197
CognitiveCultural Foundations of Spiritual Development
211
The Relationship Between Moral and Spiritual Development
224
The Relationship Between Spiritual Development
239
The Relation Between Spiritual Development and Identity Processes
252
Personality and Spiritual Development
266
Introduction to Part IV
281
Introduction to Part VI
419
From Social Science
435
Integrating Spiritual Development Into Child
445
Bridging to Public Policy and Civil Society
458
Strengthening the Research Foundation
473
Author Index
499
Subject Index
517
About the Editors
531
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Eugene C. Roehlkepartain is senior adviser in the office of the president, Search Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he provides leadership for research, publishing, training, and consulting projects that focus on spiritual development, as well as the institute’s work with congregations of all faiths. Roehlkepartain has written more than 25 books and reports, and numerous newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on youth development, families and parenting, community building, religious and spiritual development, and related issues. In addition to editing this volume, he is a coeditor of Religious Perspectives on Spirituality in Childhood and Adolescence (2005). He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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