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The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective
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The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective
By: Balswick, Jack O., Reimer, Kevin S., King, Pamela
Format: Paperback

Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830827935
ISBN-13: 9780830827930
UPC: 9780830827930
SKU: 0830827935

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On the basis of a theologically grounded understanding of the nature of persons and the self, Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King and Kevin S. Reimer present a model of human development that ranges across all of life's stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, elder adulthood. They do this by drawing on a biblical model of relationality, where the created goal or purpose of human development is to become a reciprocating self--fully and securely related to others and to God. Along the way, they provide a context for understanding individual development issues--concerns, tensions, worries or crises encountered by the self in the context of change. Awareness of these issues is most pronounced at developmental transitional points: learning to talk and walk, beginning to eat unassisted, going to school, developing secondary sexual physical features, leaving home, obtaining full-time employment, becoming engaged and then married, having a child for the first time, parenting an adolescent, watching children move away from home, retiring, experiencing decline in physical and mental health, and, finally, facing imminent death. Throughout, Balswick, King and Reimer contend that, since God has created human beings for relationship, to be a self in reciprocating relationships is of major importance in negotiating these developmental issues. Critically engaging social science research and theory, The Reciprocating Self offers an integrated approach that provides insight helpful to college and seminary students as well as those serving in the helping professions. Those preparing for or currently engaged in Christian ministry will be especially rewarded by the in-depth discussion of the implications for moral and faith development nurtured in the context of the life of the church.
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Release Date: April 28, 2005Pages: 350
Language: English
Binding: PaperbackPrint Size: 
Height: .99 inchesWidth: 6.32 inches
Length: 9.04 inchesWeight: 1.25 pounds
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