Sat, 7 July 2018
253: Revisiting Fowler's Stages of Faith: Stage Three - A Synthetic-Conventional Faith: Sara Hughes- Zabawa
Sarah Hughes-Zabawa rejoins me to discuss Fowler's Stages of Faith: The Synthetic-Conventional Stage.
Stage Three is usually entered into during adolescence. It's that stage in which we imagine that our views represent an accurate and faithful totality of truth. This stage also sees us looking at institutions as the bearers of that truth, and we reward those institutions with our agreement and consent to their authority. During this stage, we come to believe that there are goals to accomplish and in meeting those goals we'll please God and receive blessings. But, as we'll discuss, stage three also has its complications.