Thursday, April 08, 2004

THE LOGIC OF THE SPIRIT: Human Development in Theological Perspective
by James E. Loder
pub. Jossey Bass, (C) 1998, 362 pages

Comments: I read most of this book for a Christian Ed class, and I must say it is a very refreshing view of developmental psychology. He integrates a theology of the spirit with Erickson and others. One quote is very telling: "...the theological reality, which is only reflected in the human, is ultimately definitive for every aspect of human development. Thus, only the transformed identity is 'normal' identity" (p. 210). Definitely a bold statement, faithful to the truth of imago dei.