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Dimensional Perspectives on Spiritual Development

This chapter introduces five basic dimensions of human experience and describes the spiritual dimension as a central dimension of human experience. Next, it briefly reviews the results of research on the positive impact of the spiritual dimension and health and well-being. The moral dimension is then described as the “neglected” dimension not only in the psychological and behavioral sciences but also in spiritual theology. Then, six perspectives or frames of reference for understanding the spiritual dimension and the process of spiritual development are described.