Aging and the Meaning of Time

Aging and the Meaning of Time

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As we confront our own mortality, we might ask, qWhat has my long life meant and how have the years shaped me?q or qHow long must I suffer?q Such questions reflect time-consciousness, the focus of this classic volume. The authors, from diverse disciplines in gerontology, act as guides in the exploration of the realms of time in later life and their meanings. As they examine how the study of time can give new meanings to aging, they also consider the religious and spiritual questions raised when human beings consider the temporal boundaries of life. This volume honors Melvin Kimble's contributions to gerontology and represents a new direction in the study of religion, spirituality, and aging.A Multidisciplinary Exploration Susan H. McFadden, PhD, Robert C. Atchley, PhD . ence sober, . . . experience normal and experience abnormala€ must be consulted (Whitehead, 1967, p. 226). In between these pairs he lists ten others, includinganbsp;...

Title:Aging and the Meaning of Time
Author: Susan H. McFadden, PhD, Robert C. Atchley, PhD
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2006-05-03

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