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Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women

Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women
Models of Strength for Challenges through the Life Span

March 1999 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Spiritual Resiliency In Older Women records the narratives of spiritually resilient older German and American women. The authors suggest how persons of all ages can gain maturity and spiritual coping by participating in communities based on faith, which acknowledge the emotion of spiritual experiences and integrate faith and close human relationships.
An Invitation to Listen
Questions of Meaning, Stories of Faith
Overview of Study Methods
The Gracious Encounters Begin
The American Women
The German Women
Resiliency and Community
Resiliency and Emotion
Resiliency and Personal Relationships
Implications for Thinking, Being and Telling
Implications for Gerontology

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Janet L. Ramsey

Dr. Janet Ramsey joined the Luther Seminary faculty as the associate professor of congregational care leadership in spring 2002. Her title, a new one at Luther Seminary, signals a philosophical and theological change in modern-day pastoral care. Today, the pastor is no longer seen as the sole caregiver in a congregation, but as the one who models care and leads congregations to be caring communities. More About Author

Rosemary Blieszner

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