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1983

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The Implications Of The Piagetian Stages To Readiness For Baptism, Daniel Gutekunst Jan 1983

The Implications Of The Piagetian Stages To Readiness For Baptism, Daniel Gutekunst

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The Problem. This study was designed to discover how children from Seventh-day Adventist families react to their baptism after the event. Do they feel that they were "ready" at the time of baptism? Do they think they understood the Bible doctrines when they were baptized? Which people and factors influenced them in their decision? Have these children reached cognitive maturity according to the Formal Operations stage in Piagetian terms, the stage at which children are accountable for their decisions.

Method. A questionnaire of thirty-three questions was given to children in selected Adventist schools who had been baptized between June 1972 ...