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Religions 2012, 3(2), 183-190; doi:10.3390/rel3020183
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Spiritual Exemplars: An Introduction

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Received: 12 March 2012 / Revised: 27 March 2012 / Accepted: 31 March 2012 / Published: 10 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spiritual Exemplars)
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Abstract

This essay introduces the special issue, provides criteria for evaluating spiritual exemplars, presents a case study to illustrate how spiritual exemplars can extend our knowledge of spiritual development, and makes important distinctions between types of exemplars and between positive and pathological spirituality.
Keywords: spiritual exemplars; criteria for evaluating; spiritual development; noble purpose; patterns of faith; spiritual pathology spiritual exemplars; criteria for evaluating; spiritual development; noble purpose; patterns of faith; spiritual pathology
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