The Development of the God Concept: A Symbolic Interaction Approach

Volume
Volume 3
Issue
Summer 1975
Title
The Development of the God Concept: A Symbolic Interaction Approach
Abstract

Many writers have attempted study in the area of the development of the God concept of children in the past several years. Several theories have been put forth as to the nature of the formation of a child's God concept with some of the theories dealing with the great influence the parents have on this development. This article will give special attention to the theory of Symbolic Interaction and how its major tenets (reference group, interpretation, role-taking, Self, and Mind) offer a social psychology approach to the development of the child's God concept as seen in parent-child interactions around religious gestures and symbols.

Author
L.G. Day
Pages
172 - 178
Price
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