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Growing Old in Christ

ISBN-10: 0802846076
ISBN-13: 9780802846075
Edition: 2003
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Description: This work presents a theological reflection on what it means to grow old, particularly in modern American society. Written by a team of Christian thinkers from a range of fields, it explores how aging has been seen in Scripture, in the early church,  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This work presents a theological reflection on what it means to grow old, particularly in modern American society. Written by a team of Christian thinkers from a range of fields, it explores how aging has been seen in Scripture, in the early church, in the Middle Ages, and in contemporary life.

Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is chair in theological ethics at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. He previously taught at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including "Cross-Shattered Christ", "A Cross-Shattered Church", "War and the American Difference", and "Matthew" in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

Introduction
Biblical and Historical Perspectives on Aging
The Christian Practice of Growing Old: The Witness of Scripture
Special Gift and Special Burden: Views of Old Age in the Early Church
The Christian Practice of Growing Old in the Middle Ages
Critical Perspectives on Modern Problems of Aging
Modernity: The Social Construction of Aging
Growing Old in a Therapeutic Culture
Differences among the Elderly: Who Is on the Road to Bremen?
The Language of Death: Theology and Economics in Conflict
The Last Gift: The Elderly, the Church, and the Gift of a Good Death
The Christian Practice of Growing Old
Captured in Time: Friendship and Aging
Worship, the Eucharist, Baptism, and Aging
The Virtues of Aging
Generational Conflict: Continuity and Change
The Pressures to Die: Reconceiving the Shape of Christian Life in the Face of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Memory, Funerals, and the Communion of Saints: Growing Old and Practices of Remembering
Contributors
Index

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