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Religion in Aging and Health
Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers

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Volume: 166
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Aging & Gerontology

© 1993 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book brings together key scholars and practitioners from a range of fields in order to advance epidemiological and gerontological research into the role of religion in physical, psychosocial and mental health.

Part One addresses such issues as hope, forgiveness, the psychodynamics of faith and belief, and coping in a theoretical context. Part Two seeks to advance the methodological sophistication of research in this area, with an emphasis on measurement and design issues.

Martin E Marty
Foreword
Jeffrey S Levin
Introduction
Religion in Aging and Health  
 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
Jeffrey S Levin
Investigating the Epidemiologic Effects of Religious Experience
Findings, Explanations, and Barriers  
Harold G Koenig
Religion and Hope for the Disabled Elder
Berton H Kaplan, Heather Munroe-Blum and Dan G Blazer
Religion, Health and Forgiveness
Traditions and Challenges  
Christopher G Ellison
Religion, the Life Stress Paradigm, and the Study of Depression
 
PART TWO: METHODOLOGICAL FRONTIERS
David R Williams
The Measurement of Religion in Epidemiologic Studies
Problems and Prospects  
Kimberly A Sherrill and David B Larson
The Anti-Tenure Factor in Religious Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging
David B Larson, Kimberly A Sherrill, and John S Lyons
Neglect and Misuse of the `R' Word
Systematic Reviews of Religious Measures in Health, Mental Health, and Aging  
Linda M Chatters and Robert Joseph Taylor
Religious Involvement Among Older African Americans

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