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Ways of Knowing: Fowler's Stages of Faith

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Processes for establishing belief based on proof derived by systematic examination of evidence.
Logic
Processes for establishing belief that does not require proof or evidence.
Fact
Awareness of good and evil is based on one's own intuitive images of the social and physical worlds.
Intuitive-Projective Faith
Intuitive thought does not differentiate between fantasy and reality.
Intuitive-Projective Faith
Quasi-logical thought is concrete, that is, based on experience with little consideration of context.
Mythical-Literal Faith
Stories are interpreted literally. God is a parent figure. Parents are godlike.
Mythical-Literal Faith
Thought is increasing abstract, less limited to one's experience.
Synthetic-Conventional Faith
Thought continues to be influenced by others. Peers become increasingly influential, sometimes displacing parents.
Synthetic-Conventional Faith
One's values/beliefs are subject to in-depth exploration and analysis.
Individuative-Reflective Faith
Increasing clarification of one's values/beliefs and acceptance of responsibility for acting on those values is the primal challenge of young adulthood.
Individuative-Reflective Faith
Open consideration and acknowledgement of paradox and opposing ideas and perspectives.
Conjunctive Faith
Increasing awareness and acceptance of one's limitations and finiteness.
Conjunctive Faith
Transcending specific belief systems, including one's own, to achieve a sense of oneness with all people.
Universalizing Faith
Commitment to eliminating ideological and social barriers that divide people.
Universalizing Faith
Intuitive-Projective Faith
Early Childhood
Mythical-Literal Faith
Middle Childhood
Synthetic-Conventional Faith
Adolescence
Individuative-Reflective Faith
Early Adulthood
Conjunctive Faith
Middle Adulthood
Universalizing Faith
Late Adulthood