Over the past twenty years, an increasing number of Christian educators have turned to the discipline of developmental psychology to understand spiritual growth. This collection of essays written by Christian Education professors examines developmental theory from a Christian perspective and suggests practical applications of it to local church ministry contexts.
Christian educators have begun to benefit from developmental psychology and to understand spiritual growth physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and morally. In this book, noted educators offer a clear Christian perspective on developmental theory.
James C. Wilhoit (PhD, Northwestern University) is the Scripture Press Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he has taught for thirty years. He has authored numerous books, including Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered.