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    Growing Old in Christ (Book) By (author) Hauerwas, Edited by Stanley Hauerwas, Edited by Carol Stoneking, Edited by Keith Meador, Edited by David Cloutier

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    DescriptionOne 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


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    Title
    Growing Old in Christ
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hauerwas, Edited by Stanley Hauerwas, Edited by Carol Stoneking, Edited by Keith Meador, Edited by David Cloutier
    Physical properties
    Format: Book
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802846075
    ISBN 10: 0802846076
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST, THEO/MAINLN
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RH
    Ingram Theme: GENR/ELDRLY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC039000
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110, FAM005000
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFAGE
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    DC22: 261.83426, 261.8/3426
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BV4580 .G76 2003, BV4580
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRMP, JBSR
    Publisher
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    03 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Back cover copy
    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 Aers David Cloutier Rowan A. Greer Stanley Hauerwas Judith C. Hays Richard B. Hays Shaun C. Henson L. Gregory Jones Susan Pendleton Jones Patricia Beattie Jung D. Stephen Long M. Therese Lysaught David Matzko McCarthy Keith G. Meador Charles Pinches Joel James Shuman Carole Bailey Stoneking Laura Yordy