The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development 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.Similarly, members of certain religious communities, for example, Seventh-Day Adventists, live longer than the general ... In other words, and generally speaking, youth who are more religious adoa fewer drugs ... It can also mean more private religious practices such as personal prayer or belief in the importance of religion.
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development|
|Author||:||Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett|
|Publisher||:||SAGE Publications - 2005-11-02|