Aging and the Religious Dimension by L. Eugene Thomas, Susan A. Eisenhandler PDF

By L. Eugene Thomas, Susan A. Eisenhandler

ISBN-10: 0865692106

ISBN-13: 9780865692107

Getting older and faith has been badly ignored within the box of Gerontology. This e-book, containing thirteen chapters of unique idea and learn, is dedicated to realizing where that faith and spirituality carry within the lives of aged individuals. The authors, each one specialists of their personal box, method this factor from their backgrounds within the social sciences and the arts. total this can be a ground-breaking assortment: it truly is one of many first makes an attempt to hunt to appreciate the position that faith performs within the lives of aged people. in response to their quite a few multi-disciplinary views, the authors utilize a number of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in addition to own narrative and literature to grapple with this factor. eventually, the ebook is exclusive in that it addresses students and scholars, together with the proficient layman, instead of the pro by myself.

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Anaclitic depression. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 2, 313-42. Thomas, L. , and K. O. Chambers. 1989. "Successful aging'' among elderly men in England and India: A phenomenological comparison. In L. E. , Research on adulthood and aging: The human science approach, 183-203. Albany: State University of New York Press. Tillich, P. 1980. Loneliness and solitude. In J. Hartog, J. R. Audy, and Y. A. , The anatomy of loneliness, 543-47. New York: International Universities Press. This page intentionally left blank II Case Studies This page intentionally left blank 3 From Sacred to Secular: Memoir of a Midlife Transition toward Spiritual Freedom Richard B.

1946. Anaclitic depression. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 2, 313-42. Thomas, L. , and K. O. Chambers. 1989. "Successful aging'' among elderly men in England and India: A phenomenological comparison. In L. E. , Research on adulthood and aging: The human science approach, 183-203. Albany: State University of New York Press. Tillich, P. 1980. Loneliness and solitude. In J. Hartog, J. R. Audy, and Y. A. , The anatomy of loneliness, 543-47. New York: International Universities Press. This page intentionally left blank II Case Studies This page intentionally left blank 3 From Sacred to Secular: Memoir of a Midlife Transition toward Spiritual Freedom Richard B.

133], and he has failed to do so explicitly in subsequent publications). But as a realist he is cognizant of the final existential boundary which defines the human condition. Identifying the unique strength associated with the last stage of the life cycle as "Wisdom," Erikson defines it as "detached concern with life itself, in the face of death itself" (1964, p. 133). In one of his last publications Erikson suggests that it may be necessary to add a ninth stage of development to the present eight, "a sense or premonition of immortality...

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