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Edwards: Ethics for Both the Vulgar and the Learned by PAUL HELM
Progress and Protest in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Presbyterianism by CHAD VAN DIXHOORN
Young Age Faith in Light of Developmental Psychology by G. JONKER VENTER AND H. G. STOKER
Interview with Os Guinness by PETER A. LILLBACK
Schaeffer's Apologetics by JERRAM BARRS
Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology by ARJAN DE VISSER
Book Review: Flavien Pardigon. Paul Against the Idols: A Contextual Reading of the Areopagus Speech by JEONG KOO JEON
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Book Review: John V. Fesko. Reforming Apologetics: Retrieving the Classic Reformed Approach to Defending the Faith by ANDRÉ GESKE
Book Review: Paul Helm. Human Nature from Calvin to Edwards by MATTHEW J. HART
Book Review: Jordan Peterson. Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by ALISON WELLS
Epilogue: Pastoral Principles Pertaining to Pestilence and Providence by PETER A. LILLBACK

YOUNG AGE FAITH IN LIGHT OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

by G. JONKER VENTER AND H. G. STOKER in Vol. 6 No. 1 / Apr 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc6.1.2020.art11



This article focusses on the faith formation and ability of preschool children to defend their faith from as early as the early childhood phase (two to six years). The research investigates prominent psychological theories that cover preschool children’s cognitive development to determine if children within this age group can constructively partake in faith formation, as well as the role that parents have in encouraging and shaping this faith formation and apologetic ability. The article provides apologetic guidelines from the Reformed tradition to parents to assist them in this task.

Keywords
Christian Education, Faith Formation, Apologetics In Preschool Children, Spirituality, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood, Jean Piaget, James Fowler, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson
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