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Finding the Way: A Theology of Ageing

Ames, Stephen (2012) Finding the Way: A Theology of Ageing. Benetas, Melbourne. 43pp. ISBN 1234

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Abstract

The locates a theology of ageing in the context of various approaches to ageing (e.g. medical, economic, sociological).
A 'theology of ageing' engages with but is not controlled by the other understandings of ageing. A theology of ageing sheds its own light on ageing and on the other approaches to understanding ageing. Big question are common to all ages: Who am I? What am I here for? What value am I? To whom do I belong? Such questions find their place within a life narrative within which life is lived, often with answers to these questions remaining tacit, taken for granted. Belief in God is one way of addressing these big questions. Since Benetas had its origins in the Christian faith, the book draws on a Christian understanding of God, set out concisely and leading onto an account of ageing well.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: aging, God, self
Fields of Research: 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: Ministry Studies
D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Rev Dr Stephen JAH Ames
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 02:23
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 02:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3411

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