Religion and Aging. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Explorations

Bieler, Andrea and Stracke-Bartholmai, Matthias and Veddeler, Angelika, eds. (2017) Religion and Aging. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Explorations. Contact Zone, 20. Leipzig.

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This collection of essays explores the intersection of religious, psychosocial, economic and cultural issues in relation to the dramatic demographic shifts we are facing on a global scale. Theologians, gerontologists, anthropologists and practitioners reflect on the meaning of aging in diverse contexts such as Indonesia, South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Germany, Mexico, and Switzerland. Assuming that aging is an intricate process that encompasses enrichment and loss, the gain of wisdom and the loss of memory, and the expansion as well as the constraint of agency, the essays analyze how these dynamics play out in different cultural contexts. Special attention is given to the role of religion in processes of aging.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Theologie > Praktische Theologie (Bieler)
UniBasel Contributors:Bieler, Andrea and Stracke-Bartholmai, Matthias
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Edited Book
Publisher:Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
Number of Pages:264
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Edited book
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Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 14:58

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