Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847424600 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847424594 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Belief and Ageing

Spiritual Pathways in Later Life

Peter G. Coleman

Belief and Ageing
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Peter G. Coleman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

192 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847424600 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847424594 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Based on 40 years' interviewing experience, this book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual and other beliefs held by older people. It provides models of research procedure, especially in the context of bereavement. Participants include not only British Christians, but also Muslims, Humanists and witnesses of the Soviet persecution of religion. The author argues that both welfare professionals and gerontologists need to pay far more consideration to belief as a constituent of well-being in later life. The book looks to the future and increasing diversity of choice in matters of belief among Britain and Europe's older citizens as a consequence of immigration and globalisation.
Contents
Foreword by Judith Phillips
Preface

1. Ageing and belief
      Peter G. Coleman
2. The changing social context of belief in later life
      Peter G. Coleman
3. Listening and enabling the sharing of beliefs and values in later life
      Marie A. Mills, Peter Speck and Peter Coleman
4. Ageing and faith: trajectories across the lifespan
      Peter G. Coleman, Marie A. Mills and John H. Spreadbury
5. Religious responses in coping with spousal bereavement
      John H. Spreadbury and Peter G. Coleman
6. Coping without religious faith: ageing among British Humanists
      Peter J. Wilkinson and Peter G. Coleman
7. Religious memory and age: European diversity in historical experience of Christianity
      Peter G. Coleman, Marie Gianellie, Marie A. Mills and Ignat Petrov
8. Religious difference and age: the growing presence of other faiths
      Peter G. Coleman, Amina Begum and Saba Jaleel
9. Ageing and the future of belief
      Peter G. Coleman

References
Index
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