Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

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'I find that old age has been a fulfilment of everything that has gone before...' With these words, Professor Clifford, himself an octogenarian who has had to come to terms with the problems of infirmity and the prospect of death, sets out the grounds for a positive approach to life in old age. In a culture which encourages individuals to immerse themselves in the passing moment, getting as much pleasure from it as they can, the prospect of old age may seem bleak. However, using many personal anecdotes, Professor Clifford describes how the difficulties can be faced with hope, and old age viewed as a time of expanding horizons and the climax of life. For all who contemplate old age with mixed emotions, this personal reflection on its significance is an encouraging read by a distinguished academic and clergyman.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745936970
  • 9780745936970

About Paul Rowntree Clifford

PROFESSOR PAUL ROWNTREE CLIFFORD - President of the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham from 1965 to the late 1970s, is the son of the founders of the West Ham Central Mission and himself became a Baptist minister after Oxford in the 1930s. He went on to be Professor of Religion at McMaster University in Canada. At Selly Oak he was very involved in ecumenical conferences which laid the foundation for Churches Together. In retirement he took on the chairmanship of the Reform Club in the late 1980s.show more

Table of contents

Growing old; the storehouse of memory; creative remembering; reflections on experience; the problem of loneliness; facing infirmity; the adventure of dying; life after death; hope for the future.show more