Aging, Spirituality, and Religion: A Handbook

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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.

Product Details

  • Series: Aging, Spirituality, and Religion (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers (December 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800634187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800634186
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds

Customer Reviews

Important Text for Professionals

13 people found this helpful.
 on August 28, 2000
By James W. Ellor, Ph.D.
This important text offers chapters from 44 well known authors on topics from theology to social science theory as well as ministry and pastoral psychology. This book won the award for one of the 10 most important books to be ready by Parish Clergy. Packed with insights and important research this book is a key tool for both researchers and practitioners.

Don’t be scared away by the title

One person found this helpful.
 on August 13, 2008
By Cathy W. Atkins
Don’t be scared away by the title, this book offers wisdom to readers of all ages. The Fields/Norris essay will be of particular interest to women going through any life-transition. It helps you embrace and learn from uncertainty, so you can apply the knowledge you already have.

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