Transcendent formation / Adrian van Kaam.Series: Van Kaam, Adrian L., 1920-2007. Formative spirituality ; v. 6Publication details: New York : Crossroad, 1995.Description: xxii, 314 p. ; 24 cmISBN:
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|Main Collection||John Kinder Theological Library||BV4501.2 VAN (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Issued||07/06/2023||J00510667|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -308) and index.
Transcendent formation anthropology -- A unifying anthropological vision of distinctively human formation -- Anthropology of the founding form of life -- The founding form and transcendent formation -- Anthropology of the core form of the human person -- Anthropology of the apparent life form -- Anthropology of formation conscience -- Anthropology of parental, collective, and individual formation conscience -- Characteristics of formation conscience -- Anthropology of transcendent conscience and character formation -- Implementation of character formation -- Phasic pretranscendent, transcendent, and post-transcendent formation -- Phasic process as transdevelopmental -- Formational process as dynamic and phasic -- Phasic formation as dimensional and spiral -- Sociohistorical dimension -- Vital dimension phases -- Recapitulation of the vital formation phases and lingual formation -- Functional dimension -- Advanced dynamics of the functional formation phase -- Functional-transcendent dimension -- Preliminary steps to the transition to transcendence -- Transcendent state of life -- Post-transcendent formation phase -- Specific challenges of the post-transcendent life -- Preservation of the path -- Release from coercion -- How to follow some directives of peace preservation.
The human hunger for transcendence permeates every page of this exploration of the human condition. A systematic look at the present state of spiritual anthropology, it calls for a truly wholistic understanding of character and personality development. Dr. van Kaam makes it clear that what makes us distinctively human is our transcendence dynamic, and he describes how our spiritual lives unfold.