STAGES OF FAITH: A MORMON ENCOUNTER

I used to believe a Latter-day Saint who reads Mormon histories, studies LDS theology, attends weekly meetings, and seriously considers the implications of what it all means, had two alternatives: either move toward fundamentalism or become agnostic. enter into my life James Fowler’s book, Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. Fowler’s attempt to define human spiritual development as it relates to the human maturation process has greatly affected my thinking, my faith, and my understanding of my fellow Latter-day Saints. In this session, I will discuss a Mormon-specific version of Fowler’s model.

Tom Kimball, Dan Wotherspoon