RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 228631797 LA English T1 Spirituality and aging A1 Atchley, Robert C., PB Johns Hopkins University Press PP Baltimore YR 2009 SN 9780801891199 0801891191 AB "A spiritual life, one focused on personal growth and deep human experience, is a major focus and motivator for people over the age of forty. Yet there is a marked lack of rigorous academic study of spirituality's importance in the lives of aging people. Noted gerontologist Robert C. Atchley remedies this problem by developing complex concepts and language about spirituality." "Spirituality and Aging incorporates material from two decades of interviews, observations, study, and reflection to illustrate ways of thinking about and discussing spirituality - what it is, why it is important, and how it influences the experience of aging. This book provides a nuanced view of spirituality and the richness it brings to the lives of older people. Separating spirituality from religion - something few books on this topic do - Spirituality and Aging offers a plan for incorporating spirituality into gerontological scholarship, research, education, and practice."--Jacket.