chapter  3
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Developmental Models of the Spiritual Dimension

Chapter 2 introduced the five dimensions of human experience as well as six perspectives or frames of reference for understanding the spiritual dimension and the process of spiritual development. This chapter describes seven additional perspectives. Unlike the perspectives in Chapter 2, these perspectives represent stage models of human development that directly or indirectly address the spiritual dimension and the process of spiritual development. The first section provides a general introduction to these stage models, including critiques of stage theories in general. Subsequent sections then describe each of these seven stage models.