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Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
Book DescriptionThe 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. Key Features: Presents a wealth of interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as proposals for future areas of inquiry, to help move spiritual development into a mainstream field of learning Provides the first comprehensive collection of social science research on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence to introduce the topic engagingly to students Features the works of scholars from around the world in multiple disciplines (psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and educational philosophy) to present a diversity of traditions and approaches Includes introductions to the volume as well as to each section that provide overviews and syntheses of key concepts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761930785
(254mm x 178mm x 33mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
Spiritual Development, Paperback (August 2008)
How do young people develop their deepest, fundamental commitments? How do they find their place in their family, community, world, and universe? How do they come to terms with issues of meaning, purpose, and identity beyond themselves? These are, at their core, spiritual development questions.
Developmental Assets, Paperback (December 2004)
Examines scientific articles and reports on adolescent development that tie to each of the developmental assets identified by Search Institute. This work not only shows the scientific foundation that undergirds the asset framework, but also shows what is known about how assets are built and their impact on different populations of youth.
Real Kids, Real Faith, Hardback (April 2004)
Presents advice for developing children's spiritual lives. This book is based on the premise that children from birth to age 12 are persons of faith, capable of authentic religious awareness and expression of their spiritual experiences.
Teaching Church, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
As it explores the problems and possibilities uncovered by the Effective Christian Education study, conducted by the Search Insitute, this book expands on the survey's findings, presenting new information and analysis, and placing the study in the context of other recent thinking about Christian education. Foreword by Donald L. Griggs.
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Author Biography - Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
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. Pamela Ebstyne King serves as research assistant professor of psychology in the Center for Research in Child and Adolescent Development in the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Her primary research and teaching interests include positive youth development, spiritual and moral development, and theological perspectives of development. She is particularly interested in enabling thriving through families, congregations, schools, and youth-serving organizations. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. King has a background in child, youth, and adult ministry; a master's of divinity; and Ph.D. in family studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She was a visiting scholar under the Divinity Faculty at Cambridge University and did her postdoctoral work at the Stanford Center on Adolescence. Dr. King is a coauthor of The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective (2005). Her research has been published in Developmental Psychology, Applied Developmental Science, the Journal of Early Adolescence, and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. Linda M. Wagener is associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the graduate school of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she is also codirector of the Center for Research in Child and Adolescent Development. Her research interests include positive youth development, with a particular focus on the spiritual, religious, and moral development of adolescence. Dr. Wagener is currently a principal investigator on an adolescent violence prevention grant from the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Peter L. Benson is president of Search Institute, which provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. He has written extensively in adolescent development, altruism, spiritual development, and thriving in adolescence. He serves as principal investigator for Search Institute's initiative on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In 1991, he received the William James Award for career contributions to the psychology of religion from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities, All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents, and Religion on Capitol Hill: Myths and Realities. He is general editor for the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, published by Springer. He holds a doctorate in experimental social psychology from the University of Denver.
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