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By L. Eugene Thomas, Susan A. Eisenhandler

ISBN-10: 0865692106

ISBN-13: 9780865692107

Getting older and faith has been badly overlooked within the box of Gerontology. This publication, containing thirteen chapters of unique concept and examine, is dedicated to realizing where that faith and spirituality carry within the lives of aged individuals. The authors, every one specialists of their personal box, technique this factor from their backgrounds within the social sciences and the arts. total it is 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 folks. in line with their quite a few multi-disciplinary views, the authors utilize numerous qualitative and quantitative methodologies in addition to own narrative and literature to grapple with this factor. ultimately, the booklet is exclusive in that it addresses students and scholars, together with the trained layman, instead of the pro by myself.

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In J. Hartog, R. Audy, and Y. A. , The anatomy of loneliness, 1-12. New York: International Universities Press. Johnson, D. , and L. C. Mullins. 1989. Religiosity and loneliness among the elderly. Journal of Applied Gerontology 8, 110-31. , and S. Kaplan. 1989. The experience of nature: A psychological perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press. Kastenbaum, R. 1981. . Gone tomorrow. In R. , Old age on the new scene, 318-26. New York: Springer. Keith, P. M. 1983. A comparison of the resources of parents and childless men and women in very old age.

SPIRITUALITY, LONELINESS, AND SOLITUDE An old woman sits by her window in her third story apartment, looking out on a crowded city street. She has been widowed for six years. Her children, married now with children and grandchildren of their own, live in this city and visit her often. Yet, still, she experiences pangs of loneliness. She observes the activity below and feels apart from all that, isolated and alone. She says to herself, I wonder why I continue to live? What purpose has my life had?

New York: International Universities Press. Johnson, D. , and L. C. Mullins. 1989. Religiosity and loneliness among the elderly. Journal of Applied Gerontology 8, 110-31. , and S. Kaplan. 1989. The experience of nature: A psychological perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press. Kastenbaum, R. 1981. . Gone tomorrow. In R. , Old age on the new scene, 318-26. New York: Springer. Keith, P. M. 1983. A comparison of the resources of parents and childless men and women in very old age. Journal of Applied Family and Child Studies 32, 4039.

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