The construction of a model of the temporalities of self-narratives

Full Title
The construction of a model of the temporalities of self-narratives
Author
Roger A Kruger
Abstract
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.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
David Hogue
Language
English
Date
1999
Number of Pages
285