New dimensions in spirituality, religion, and aging / edited by Vern L. Bengtson and Merril Silverstein
- 1. Emerging Developments in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging / Vern L. Bengtson, Samantha L.C. Kang, Camille G. Endacott, Gabrielle G. Gonzales, and Merril Silverstein -- 2. The Current Landscape of American Religion: Diversity, Individuation, and the Implications for an Aging Population . Rhys H. Williams -- 3. Spiritual Journeys: Elders' Stories of Spiritual Development / Robert C. Atchley -- 4. Meaning Making Narratives among Non-Religious Individuals Facing the End of Life / Christel Manning -- 5. Uncertain Faith in Later Life: Studies of the Last Religious Generations in England (UK) / Peter G. Coleman and Marie A. Mills -- 6. Religion and Health in the US Context of Secularization and Aging / Ellen Idler -- 7. Cognition and Culture: Implications for Understanding Religion/Spirituality / Linda K. George -- 8. How Religion Affects Health: Views from Midway Through an Odyssey / Neal Krause -- 9. Spirituality and Wisdom: Their Differential Effects on Older Adults' Spiritual Behavior, Well-Being, and Attitudes Toward Death / Monika Ardelt and Kimberly Wingard -- 10. Religion and Spirituality over the Life-Cycle: The Boomer Generation / Wade Clark Roof -- 11. Spirituality and Life Review at the End of Life in Old Age / Malcolm Johnson -- 12. Stages on Life's Way: Life Review Through Dreams / Harry R. Moody -- 13. What Does It All Mean? Observations and Takeaways by a Practical Theologian / H. Peter Kang.
- New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging expands the traditional focus of religiosity to include and evaluate recent research and discoveries on the role of secular spirituality in the aging process. Contributors examine the ways conventional religion and other forms of spirituality affect human development, health and longevity, and they demonstrate how myth-creation enables humans to make meaning in their lives. Taken together, the book points to further research to enhance current knowledge, approaches to care, and social policies--back cover.
- 9781138614819 (paperback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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