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Ageing and death: A Buddhist Christian Conceptual Framework for Spirituality in Later Life

Palapathwala, Ruwan (2006) Ageing and death: A Buddhist Christian Conceptual Framework for Spirituality in Later Life. In: Ageing, Spirituality and Palliative Care. Routledge, pp. 153-168,. ISBN 9780789033420

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    Abstract

    With reference to the Buddhist idea of anatta, and the Christian concept of pneuma, this chapter outlines a framework for meaningful spirituality in later life. It critically examines the importance of consumerist constructs on human life, which propogate a denial of death and ageing. This essay argues that the Buddhist and Christian notions are complementary, and can help frame a more meaningful understanding of self and spirituality in later life.

    Item Type: Book Chapters
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Death, ageing, Buddhism, Christianity, spirituality, anatta, pneuma, spirit, soul, consumerism.
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing
    Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
    Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
    Depositing User: Repository Manager
    Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:22
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 10:25
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/162

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