New Directions in Religion and Aging

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Psychology Press, 1987 - Religion - 205 pages
In this stimulating and timely book, experts examine the critical issues that will face professionals in the religious community as they work with the elderly in the coming decades. They look at the directions religious communities must be prepared to take and the problems to which they must respond if they are to be effective in the years ahead. Topics include responding to poverty and aging, suicide among the elderly, connecting gerontological training and religious professionals, and much more.
 

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Contents

Theology and Aging in the 21st Century
17
Coming Issues in the Pastoral Care of the Aged
33
0 fH E F
47
Tomorrow
55
The Inevitable Issue
63
Death as a Factor in Understanding Modern Attitudes
75
An Unlikely Scenario
91
CRITICAL ISSUES
103
The Generational Groupings and the Future
128
Conclusion
137
From Male to Female Congregations
145
Will It Get Worse
153
The Future
159
The Religious Response
165
The Caring
181
Copyright

The Elderly Poor the Future and the Church
121

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