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Aging, Spirituality, and Religion, A Handbook: Volume 1

Author: 
Melvin A. Kimble (Editor) Susan H. McFadden (Editor) James W. Ellor (Editor) James J. Seeber (Editor)
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This book examines the ways religion and spirituality are experienced by aging persons within an aging society. It aims to encompass the wholeness of the elder's life, including spiritual yearnings that are often shaped by religious faith and practice. Eminent contributors from a variety of disciplines explore this new terrain of an emerging interdisciplinary field. The result is a volume that will function as the standard reference work in the area, an important tool for professionals and students in health care, psychology, spiritual ministry, and gerontology.
ISBN: 
9780800634186
Price: 
$39.00
Release date: 
January 8, 2004
Pages: 
608
Width: 
6.38
Height: 
9.38

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Contributors

Foreword

Preface


Introduction: Beginning the Conversation

Part One
RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY, AND THE AGING PERSON

1. Religion and Health in Later Life
2. Religion and Psychological Well-Being
3. Religion and Coping
4. The Continunity of the Spiritual Self
5. Spiritual Development in Later Life
6. Mysticism
7. The Development of Widsom
8. Religion and Persons of Color

Part Two
PASTORAL CARE IN AN AGING SOCIETY

9. Pastoral Care
10. Assessment, Referral, and Networking
11. Pastoral Care of African Americans
12. Legal and Financial Concerns
13. Ethical Perspectives

Part Three
CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY IN AN AGING SOCITEY

14. Age-Based Jewish and Christian Rituals
15. Religious Education
16. Worship, Traditions, and Settings
17. A Feminist Perspective on Aging
18. Congregational Models
19. Elements of Parish Revitalization

Part Four
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN AN AGING SOCIETY

20. The Church in the Community
21. Church-Based Support Programs for Elderly Black Adults: Congregational and Clergy Characteristics
22. Congregation-Based Health Programs
23. Congregation-Sponsored Housing
24. Congregation as a Spiritual Care Community
25. Spiritual Challenges of Nursing Home Life
26. Older Gay and Lesbian Adults

Part Five
THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AGING

27. A Jewish Perspective
28. A Catholic Perspective
29. Evangelical Perspectives
30. A Neo-Orthodox Perspective
31. A Process Theology Perspective
32. A Feminist Theology of Aging
33. Constructive Theology
34. Science and Religion in Dialogue

Part Six
SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES ON AGING

35. Adult Development Theories and Concepts
36. Sociological Theories
37. Applications of Research Methods
38. The Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology
39. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
40. Interpretive social Science and Spirituality

Index of Names

Index of Subjects