The construction of a model of the temporalities of self-narratives
Roger A Kruger
Using an interactive approach between data, obtained from transcripts derived from faith-stage interviews, and theory, including Fowler's psychological constructivism, Fraser's temporal levels, and Ritschl's narrative theology, a model of self-narrative temporalities was constructed in which the complexity of temporality increases in accordance with the number of orienting relationships. The model proposes that at each self-narrative temporal level it is possible to distinguish qualitative differences in the distinctness of identity, the complexity of causality, the breadth of perspective, and the nature of efficacy. Each self-narrative temporality also is exemplified by characteristic divine symbols and the manner in which faith functions.
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