In this multidisciplinary portrait of men and their concerns in later life, the contributors use both a life course and gendered perspective to point out that the image and self-image of men are continually reconstructed throughout the life cycle. Issues examined include: the position of older men in society and the changes wrought in their status and roles over time; men's relationships to spouse, children, grandchildren and friends; and policy implications.

Faith Development in Older Men

Faith Development in Older Men

Faith development in older men
Barbara PittardPayne

Do not think that at my age one becomes a fully serene, mature, believing and regenerated human being. The inner struggle is going on to the last day no matter how old one becomes.

Martin Kahler, “Justification by Faith” (1967)

Men do not inevitably mature in their faith as they grow older. They do not, as Kahler observed, become fully serene, mature, believing human beings because they are 65, 75, 85, 95, or lOO-plus years old. Men enter later life at different stages of faith development based on wide variations in their life experiences, including but not limited to their education, family careers, life experiences, and religious involvement. The inner struggle in a man's faith goes on ...

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