Keeping the Faith in Late Life (Google eBook)
Springer Publishing Company, 2003 - 18 pages
Based on Eisenhandler's qualitative research study of men and women, sixty years and older, this volume provides a sociological narrative of religious belief that has been sustained and sometimes changed over the course of life. Through extensive interviews, Eisenhandler explores older adults' personal engagement with religion, the role of socialization in retaining faith in late life, and the extent to which older adults participate in religious behavior and find religious beliefs relevant to their present life. Questions at the core of Eisenhandler's research include: Do older adults today f.
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Introduction Faith as a Feature of Identity and of Late LifeThe Theoretical and Methodological Context of the Study
The Bedrock of Faith and ReligionSocialization
The Folkways of Prayer in Late Life
Other Folkways of Faith in Late Life
A GrownUp Faith With Musings Doubts and Questions
Folkways of Faith in LongTerm Care Settings Self Soul and Space
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