Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging by David O. Moberg

By David O. Moberg

Discover the religious dimensions of getting older via technological know-how, thought, and practice!

During the later years of existence, many of us commit strength to a technique of non secular awakening and self-discovery. but their relatives, buddies, clergy, and the assisting execs who paintings with them usually are not continuously ready to appreciate or care for the non secular issues in their consumers. getting older and Spirituality offers a special, far-reaching review of this long-neglected field.

Divided into 4 autonomous yet interwoven sections, this landmark publication covers the religious realm with medical rigor and deep human figuring out. getting older and Spirituality comprehensively surveys the problems of spirituality, from the basis of uncomplicated definitions to designated tests of the position spirituality performs within the lives of the aged and prompt instructions for extra learn. This book's special approach combines scholarly study and sensible nuts-and-bolts feedback for carrier supply. by means of drawing from many disciplines and professions, it deals clean views to even these practitioners already acquainted with the best religious strategies their very own box can provide.

Aging and Spirituality solutions such universal questions as:

  • What are the non secular wishes of individuals later in existence?
  • Is there any good proof that prayer adjustments issues?
  • How is spirituality regarding actual and psychological wellbeing and fitness?
  • Does spirituality topic while humans recognize they're demise?
  • How will we degree religious wellbeing and determine the results of actions meant to reinforce it?
  • Will realization to spirituality worsen or alleviate the losses--of pals, kinfolk, well-being, youth--that so frequently take place in the course of outdated age?

Aging and Spirituality presents a much-needed source for future health care execs, clergy, social employees, and counselors operating with geriatric consumers. through integrating religious concerns into the theoretical framework of social gerontology, getting older and Spirituality can help you recognize the medical foundations, sensible purposes, and public coverage implications of spirituality for older adults.

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Lentini, Alison (1999). Lost in the supermarket: Pop music and spiritual commerce. SCP Journal 22(4) and 23(1): 18-25. Moberg, David O. (1967). The encounter of scientific and religious values pertinent to man's spiritual nature. Sociological Analysis 28(l):22-33. Moberg, David O. (1971). Spiritual well-being: Background and issues. Washington, DC: White House Conference on Aging. Moberg, David O. (1979). The development of social indicators of spiritual well- being for quality of life research.

God is presented as the eternally existent Creator who is named simply "I AM" (Exodus 3:14). Then "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27, NIV). They became a living soul [nephesh] when God breathed the breath of life into them (Genesis 2:7). Centuries later Jesus said, "God is spirit [Greek pneuma], and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24, NIV). God "set eternity in the hearts of men" (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV).

Then "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27, NIV). They became a living soul [nephesh] when God breathed the breath of life into them (Genesis 2:7). Centuries later Jesus said, "God is spirit [Greek pneuma], and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24, NIV). God "set eternity in the hearts of men" (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV). These and other passages clearly indicate the consistent biblical truth that the essence of humanity is not the body but the spirit and soul, words that often are interchangeable although not necessarily synonyms.

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