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'Calling All 'Reflective Exiles''


"Perhaps more churches should pay attention to 'Faith Development Theory,' the psychological study of the stages of religious development, which holds that 'critical appraisal of one’s inherited beliefs is necessary to achieve a sense of personal integrity' (Harrold). In the church, these 'reflective exiles' often find themselves bumping up against a developmental wall. Robert Guelich and Janet Hagberg, in their book Critical Journey, made use of Fowler’s categories, arguing that churches need to help people move past that wall and into a more authentic and intellectually integrated faith."

Read more: Kyle Roberts, Cultivare, Patheos

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