In the mid 60's the psychologist Abraham Maslow stated that less than 1% of adults grow. After 25 years of teaching and counseling adults
I have become convinced that few of us survive childhood in contemporary global culture. This website is dedicated to the initiation of collaboration
within the context of Bernard Lonergan's Functional Specialization (Method in Theology, Herder & Herder, NY, 1972) in an effort to gradually
shift Maslow's statistic. Through dialogue and the sharing of insights dedicated to the emergence of cultural change a contribution can be made
to the long term project of discovering "How to Grow and Educate a Child". Articles will be posted on this site pertaining to a more potentially
authentic approach to the growing of people.
Robert Henman has
published articles in philosophy, psychotherapy, theology, and ethics.
He is the author of a text on the Educational Psychology of
Religion, The Child as Quest, University Press of America, 1984.
He recently retired as a Pastoral Associate with the Archdiocese
of Halifax. For over two decades Robert has been lecturing in
philosophy and ethics to undergraduate and medical students.
He and his wife Olive Dewan have two adult children and live
in Halifax, Nova Scotia.