Decades Of Life

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In groundbreaking fashion Donald Capps builds on Erik Erikson's work on the eight stages of life by focusing on the decades of life. This important modification allows developmental theory to be applied to the way people discuss life stages--in ten-year periods. Capps integrates the insights of psychology with those of pastoral care to show pastors and students how the decades of life help us all to understand the journey of life.

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Overview

In groundbreaking fashion Donald Capps builds on Erik Erikson's work on the eight stages of life by focusing on the decades of life. This important modification allows developmental theory to be applied to the way people discuss life stages--in ten-year periods. Capps integrates the insights of psychology with those of pastoral care to show pastors and students how the decades of life help us all to understand the journey of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664232412
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,151,015
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of more than two dozen books in pastoral theology, including The Poet's Gift and The Child's Song.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Preadult Decades

1 The First Decade: The Hopeful Self 3

2 The Second Decade: The Willing Self 21

Pt. II The Younger-Adult Decades

3 The Third Decade: The Purposeful Self 45

4 The Fourth Decade: The Competent Self 65

Pt. III The Middle Adult Decades

5 The Fifth Decade: The Faithful Self 83

6 The Sixth Decade: The Loving Self 101

7 The Seventh Decade: The Caring Self 123

Pt. IV The Older-Adult Decades

8 The Eighth Decade: The Wise Self 145

9 The Ninth Decade: The Graceful Self 171

10 The Tenth Decade: The Enduring Self 193

Epilogue: The 100 Club 211

References 217

Index 223

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