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Author Payne, Barbara.

Title Gerontology in Theological Education : Local Program Development
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Atlanta Experience; How to Integrate Gerontology into Seminary Curriculum; Three Seminaries and a Gerontology Center in Atlanta; Gerontology in Theological Education; Student Responses; Atlanta Seminary Faculty Responses to Gerontology in Theological Education; Suggestions for an Introductory Course; Unit 1. Introduction and Orientation; Unit 2. Physical Relations of Older Persons; Unit 3. Personal Relations of Older Persons; Unit 4. Social Relations of Older Persons
Christian Education and Older Persons in CongregationsChristian Education and the Elderly: Edward A. Trimmer; Congregational Programming for Older Adults: Betsy Styles; Defining the Older Adult; What's in a Name?; The Planning Process; Needs Assessment Survey; Notes; Worship and Gerontology; Aging: An Integral Aspect of the Journey of Life; Biblical Norm; Theological Norm; Historical Norm; Psychological Norm; Sociocultural Norm; Ecclesiastical Norm; The Role of the New Generation of Pastors with the Aging; Notes; Spirituality and the Later Years; What Is the Meaning of Spirituality?
Columbia Theological Seminary: Edward A. TrimmerMaster of Divinity (Wayne Morrison Contributed to This Segment); Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (Catherine Allsbury Contributed to This Segment); Master of Theology (Carol Abrams Contributed to This Segment); Doctor of Ministry (Chris Zorn and Rupert A. Young Contributed to This Segment); Interdenominational Theological Center: Thomas Pugh; Part 2: Gerontological and Theological Disciplines and Practices; Aging and a Meaningful Future; The Loss of Religious Meaning; Recovery of Religious Meaning; Pilgrimage and Covenant; Baptism
Hope and the FutureNotes; An Historical Perspective on the Church and the Elderly; Theological Issues; Institutional Responses; Germanic and Roman Views of the Elderly; Some Sociological Comments; Conclusion; Note; Gerontology and the New Testament; Individual Older Persons in the New Testament; Older Persons in General; Some More General Points; "Old Wives' Tales"; Conclusions; Pastoral Care and Models of Aging; The Symmetrical Model; Pruyser's Loss/Compensation Model; Erik Erikson's Epigenetic Model; A Historical/Eschatological Model; Notes
Unit 5. Spiritual Relations of Older PersonsUnit 6. The Relation of Theological Disciplines to Older Persons; Unit 7. The Relation of Clergy Practices to Older Persons; Gerontology in the Three Atlanta Seminaries: Views of the Post-Doctoral Fellows; Candler School of Theology: Nancy T. Ammerman; Consciousness-Raising: What Is the Issue?; "Young-Old" and "Old-Old"; Aging, Period, or Cohort Effects; "Ministry To" and "Ministry With"; Area I: Biblical Studies; Area II: History and Interpretation of Christianity; Area III: Christianity and Culture; Area IV: Church and Ministry
Summary Gerontology in Theological Education: Local Program Development provides a source book for administrators and faculty in theological schools who are concerned about the increasing number of older persons in congregations and communities. Theoretical, theological, and practical chapters offer guidance to those interested in adventuring into aging for the first time or in revising present commitments
Notes Spirituality and the Later Years
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Author Brewer, Earl D. C.
ISBN 1317839544