New dimensions in spirituality, religion, and aging

Vern L. Bengtson, Merril Silverstein

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3 Scopus citations


New Dimensions in Spirituality, Religion, and Aging expands the traditional focus of religiosity to include and evaluate recent research and discoveries on the role of secular spirituality in the aging process. Contributors examine the ways conventional religion and other forms of spirituality affect human development, health and longevity, and they demonstrate how myth-creation enables humans to make meaning in their lives. Taken together, the book points to further research to enhance current knowledge, approaches to care, and social policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages294
ISBN (Electronic)9780429874000
ISBN (Print)9781138614802
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Biographical pain
  • Death avoidance
  • General social survey data
  • Mainline protestant
  • Moral worldviews
  • Non-religious people
  • Pew research center
  • Religious congregations
  • Religious coping
  • Religious involvement
  • Religious practice
  • Religious primes
  • Religious service attendance
  • Religious spirituality
  • Self-rated health
  • Spiritual development
  • Spiritual journey
  • Spiritual practice
  • Spiritual struggles
  • Wade clark roof

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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