Human Development and the Church


Program D.Min
Field of Study Ministry
Class# M 677
Location TBD
Time TBD
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Core/Elective Elective

This course focuses on normal human development and the potential impact of the Church, as an organization and as individuals, on that development. A developmental perspective will be utilized, encompassing infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood. Recent advances in infant research, cognition, affect, and self-esteem issues (e.g., Kohut’s work) will be addressed. Normal development will also be correlated with the potential developmental phase, and the clinical aspects of these various forms of psychopathology will be considered.