Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Elizabeth M. Dowling
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412936357
  • ISBN-13: 9781412936354
  • DDC: 200.83
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, originally published in print format in 2005, is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This innovative encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time.

Editors Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett provide readers with glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds. Key features include:

  • Short, accessible entries written by leading specialists and theorists from a wide range of disciplines and professions, both within the U.S. and internationally
  • Offers entries that are unrelated to religion and religious experiences in order to examine spirituality in the broadest sense
  • Explores community-based programs that focus on enhancing spiritual development
  • Offers reference lists for each entry that enable readers to gain further information related to the topic

Key themes include:

  • Leading Religious and Spiritual Figures
  • Traditions
  • Texts
  • Places
  • Religious and Spiritual Practices
  • Religious and Spiritual Concepts
  • Religious and Spiritual Theory
  • Supports/Contexts
  • Nature Health Art Organizations

The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development makes a significant contribution to the research and scholarship looking at the similarities and differences in religiousness and spirituality. It is a welcome addition to any academic library or religious reference collection.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Elizabeth M. Dowling

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Advisory Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
Contributors.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Aboriginal Spirituality, Australian.
2: Adversity, Overcoming.
3: Alchemy.
4: Altars.
5: Angelou, Maya.
6: Angels.
7: Apocalypse.
8: Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books.
9: Aquinas, Thomas.
10: Art, Islamic.
11: Art, Visual.
12: Asceticism.
13: Assets, Developmental.
14: Astrology.
15: Attachment Formation.
16: Attitudinal Dimension of Religion.
17: Autism.
18: Awe and Wonder.
19: Baptism.
20: Baptists.
21: Baptist Youth, Religious Development in.
22: Bartlett, Phoebe.
23: Belief and Affiliation, Contextual Impacts on.
24: Benson, Peter L..
25: Bhagavad Gita.
26: Bible.
27: Bible, Christian.
28: Bible, Jewish.
29: Biological and Cultural Perspectives.
30: Body.
31: Body Image and Eating Disorders, Women's.
32: Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.
33: Book of Mormon.
34: Buber, Martin.
35: Buddha.
36: Buddhism.
37: Buddhism, Socially Engaged.
38: Buddhist Scripture.
39: Bunyan, John.
40: Catholicism.
41: Child and Youth Care.
42: Childhood Experiences.
43: Child's God.
44: Christianity.
45: Christianity, Orthodox.
46: Christian Spirituality.
47: Churches.
48: Coles, Robert.
49: Communities, Intentional Spiritual.
50: Confessions of St. Augustine.
51: Confucianism.
52: Congregations.
53: Conversion.
54: Coping in Youth.
55: Crashaw, Richard.
56: Crisis.
57: Crop Circles.
58: Cult Figures.
59: Cults.
60: Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso).
61: Dance.
62: Daoism (Taoism).
63: Day, Dorothy.
64: Dead Sea Scrolls.
65: Delphi.
66: Devil.
67: Dewey, John.
68: Dhammapada.
69: Dialogue, Interreligious.
70: Differences Between Religion and Spirituality in Children and Adolescents.
71: Discernment.
72: Donne, John.
73: Doubt.
74: Drama.
75: Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
76: Ecology.
77: Education, History of Christian.
78: Educational Organizations in World Religions.
79: Elkind, David.
80: End of Life, Life-Span Approach.
81: Enoch, Book of.
82: Environmental Ethics.
83: The Episcopal Church.
84: Erikson, Erik H..
85: Eschatology.
86: Eucharist.
87: Evangelism.
88: Evil.
89: Faith.
90: Faith-Based Service Organizations.
91: Faith Maturity.
92: Fasting.
93: Forgiveness.
94: Fowler, James.
95: Fox, George.
96: Freud, Anna.
97: Freud, Sigmund.
98: Fundamentalism.
99: Gaia Hypothesis.
100: Gandhi, Mohandas K..
101: Gnostic Gospels.
102: God.
103: God, Hindu Views of.
104: Gospel Music.
105: Grace.
106: Happiness.
107: Healing the Children of War.
108: Health.
109: Health and Medicine.
110: Heaven.
111: Hell.
112: Herbert, George.
113: Heschel, Abraham Joshua.
114: Hinduism.
115: Hinduism: Supreme Being, the Hindu Trinity.
116: Human Rights.
117: Intervarsity.
118: Islam.
119: Islam, Five Pillars of.
120: Islam, Founding Fathers of.
121: Islamic Sects: Sunni and Shi'a.
122: Jainism.
123: James, William.
124: Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
125: Jesus.
126: John the Baptist.
127: Judaism, Conservative.
128: Judaism, Orthodox.
129: Judaism, Reconstructionist.
130: Judaism, Reform.
131: Jung, Carl and Post-Jungians.
132: Karma, Law of.
133: King, Martin Luther, Jr..
134: Kingdom of God.
135: Kohlberg, Lawrence.
136: Krishna.
137: L'engle, Madeleine.
138: Language of Spirituality.
139: Lewis, C. S..
140: Lincoln, Abraham.
141: Literature, Children's.
142: Literature, Moral Development in.
143: Lord's Prayer, the.
144: Luther, Martin.
145: Magic.
146: Mary.
147: Mead, George Herbert.
148: Mecca.
149: Medicine.
150: Meditation.
151: Meher Baba.
152: Meherabad.
153: Mexican American Religion and Spirituality.
154: Mindfulness.
155: Monasticism.
156: Mormonism.
157: Moses.
158: Mosque.
159: Mother Teresa.
160: Muhammad.
161: Muir, John.
162: Music.
163: Mysticism.
164: Mysticism, Jewish.
165: Myth.
166: Narrative.
167: Native American Indian Spirituality.
168: Native American Spirituality, Practices of.
169: Naturalism.
170: Nature, the Sacred in.
171: Neo-Paganism.
172: Niebuhr, Reinhold.
173: Noddings, Nel.
174: Objectivism.
175: Object-Relations Theory.
176: Original Sin.
177: Orthodox Christian Youth in Western Societies.
178: Oser, Fritz K..
179: Outcomes, Adolescent.
180: Parental Influence on Adolescent Religiosity.
181: Peer and Friend Influences on Adolescent Faith Development.
182: Pluralism.
183: Pluralism, Hindu Approach.
184: Politics and Religion in the American Presidency.
185: The pope.
186: Positive Youth Development.
187: Prayer.
188: Prayer in Psychological Perspectives.