Stages of Spiritual Development: Crisis Experiences in the Christian Life

From: Volume XIV, Issue 1: Autumn 1993 Pages 73-86


A model of spiritual development is proposed as a common paradigm for both Wesleyan-Arminian and Reformed Christians. Wesley's two-crisis theology is examined and contrasted with Reformed perspectives. Harold Darling, a pioneer of psychological/theological study, has suggested a four-stage developmental model, which has considerable biblical as well as experiential support. Potential contributions of Darling's model to a mutual understanding of spiritual growth are assessed.



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