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Growing Old in Christ [Paperback]

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One of the hallmarks of contemporary culture is its attitude toward aging and the elderly. Youth and productivity are celebrated in today's society, while the elderly are increasingly marginalized. This not only poses difficulties for old people but is also a loss for the young and middle-agers, who could learn much from the elderly, including what it means to grow old (and die) "in Christ." "Growing Old in Christ" presents the first serious theological reflection ever on what it means to grow old, particularly in our culture and particularly as a Christian. In a full-orbed discussion of the subject, eighteen first-rate Christian thinkers survey biblical and historical perspectives on aging, look at aging in the modern world, and describe the "Christian practice of growing old." Along the way they address many timely issues, including the medicalization of aging, the debate over physician-assisted suicide, and the importance of friendships both among the elderly and between the elderly and the young. Weighty enough to instruct theologians, ethicists, and professional caregivers yet accessible enough for pastors and general readers, this book will benefit anyone seeking faith-based insight into growing old.

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One of the hallmarks of contemporary culture is its attitude toward aging and the elderly. Youth and productivity are celebrated in today's society, while the elderly are increasingly marginalized. This not only poses difficulties for old people but is also a loss for the young and middle-agers, who could learn much from the elderly, including what it means to grow old (and die) "in Christ.""Growing Old in Christ" presents the first serious theological reflection ever on what it means to grow old, particularly in our culture and particularly as a Christian. In a full-orbed discussion of the subject, eighteen first-rate Christian thinkers survey biblical and historical perspectives on aging, look at aging in the modern world, and describe the "Christian practice of growing old." Along the way they address many timely issues, including the medicalization of aging, the debate over physician-assisted suicide, and the importance of friendships both among the elderly and between the elderly and the young.Weighty enough to instruct theologians, ethicists, and professional caregivers yet accessible enough for pastors and general readers, this book will benefit anyone seeking faith-based insight into growing old.Contributors David AersDavid CloutierRowan A. GreerStanley HauerwasJudith C. HaysRichard B. HaysShaun C. HensonL. Gregory JonesSusan Pendleton JonesPatricia Beattie JungD.Stephen LongM. Therese LysaughtDavid Matzko McCarthyKeith G. MeadorCharles PinchesJoelJames ShumanCarole Bailey StonekingLaura Yordy

Item Specifications...

Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.42" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.85"
Weight:   1.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 20, 2003
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802846076  
EAN  9780802846075  


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