New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

by Susan H. Mcfadden, Mark Brennan, Julie Hicks Patrick
     
 

Twelve contributions from gerontologists explore religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults. The papers were originally presented at the 2001 meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Topics include the impact of religious belief on (for example) emotional well-being, depressive symptoms, and bereavement adjustment. Epistemological concerns in… See more details below

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Twelve contributions from gerontologists explore religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults. The papers were originally presented at the 2001 meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Topics include the impact of religious belief on (for example) emotional well-being, depressive symptoms, and bereavement adjustment. Epistemological concerns in this field of study are also addressed. The volume has been simultaneously co-published as Journal of Religious Gerontology, v. 14, nos. 1 and 2/3, 2003. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789020383
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneiously As the Journal of Lesbian Studies
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

  • Charting a Course for the 21st Century Studies of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality
  • Part I. Epistemological Stirrings in the Study of Religiousness and Spirituality
  • Examining Spirituality Over Time: Latent Growth Curve and Individual Growth Curve Analyses
  • Uncovering Spirituality Resiliency Through Feminist Qualitative Methods
  • Spiritual Issues in Health and Social Care: Practice into Policy?
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our Atheism: Defining the Nature of Religiousness in the Elderly
  • Part II. Approaches to the Definitional Dilemma
  • Practical Philosophies: Interpretations of Religion and Spirituality by African American and European American Elders
  • Dwelling and Seeking in Late Adulthood: The Psychosocial Implications of Two Types of Religious Orientation
  • Widows’ Spiritual Journeys: Do They Quest?
  • The Role of Social Context in Religion
  • Part III. The Fruits of the Religious Life
  • Why Believe? The Effects of Religious Beliefs on Emotional Well Being
  • Coping with the Uncontrollable: The Use of General and Religious Coping by Caregivers to Spouses with Dementia
  • Effects of Religiosity and Spirituality on Depressed Affect and Prosocial Behaviors
  • Religiosity, Afterlife Beliefs, and Bereavement Adjustment in Adulthood
  • Afterword: A “Conversation” About Theories, Definitions, and Applications
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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