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Religious responses in coping with spousal bereavement

John H. Spreadbury and Peter G. Coleman

in Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter focuses on the role of belief during the experience of loss in later life. It clarifies this issue by means of case illustrations of those aspects of Christian faith and practice that ... More


The changing social context of belief in later life

Peter G. Coleman

in Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the religious context of ageing in the UK since the 1960s, making use of data on interviews with older people collected over the last forty years. Although the 1960s intensified ... More


Listening and enabling the sharing of beliefs and values in later life

Marie A. Mills, Peter Speck, and Peter G. Coleman

in Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter shows that encouraging older people to speak about their beliefs and values is not always an easy task. These difficulties are due to a number of reasons. First, personal beliefs are ... More


Atheist convictions, Christian beliefs or ‘keeping things open’? Patterns of world views among three generations in East German families

Monika Wohlrab-Sahr

in Valuing older people: A humanist approach to ageing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422927
eISBN:
9781447304173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

East Germany is a region where Christian traditions have largely vanished and most people have grown up without a religious socialisation. After the socialist regime ended, the conditions for ... More


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