Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life
This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities.
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The loss of intellectual functions such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning takes on a particularly negative set of meanings within liberal culture. Personhood is defined precisely by those aspects ...
Post-Enlightenment Western culture is liberal in its worldview, assumptions, and expectations. Liberalism emphasizes the importance of reason, rationality, independence and the capacity for self-advocacy.
Intellectual disability, by its nature, puts people outside the ambit of the dominant values of our culture; values of competence, efficiency, productivity, physical beauty; all that stems from the power of the intelligence and the myth ...
His reading of the Gospel convinced him that the message of Jesus calls his followers to become friends with those on the margins of the dominant culture. Choosing to be a friend with a person who has been rejected or marginalized ...
The Beatitudes articulate a vision of God for humankind; they challenge us to find meaning in those aspects of human experience which the dominant culture devalues or seeks to deny. 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, ...the gentle, ...
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Table des matières
A Narrative of Ageing Loss and Exclusion
Ethical and Theological Issues for Dementia Care
Exploring Disability and Spirituality
The Interplay of Faith and Depression in Later Life
The Potential for Choir Work to Reduce Depression and Meet Spiritual Needs
Chapter 15 Humour and Its Link to Meaning and Spirituality in War
Chapter 16 Pastoral Rituals Ageing and New Paths into Meaning
The Possibilities for Wellbeing and Care
Jacobs Wrestling with the Unknown Genesis 32
Addressing the Challenge of Dementia in Later Life
A Journey Inwards to a Spiritual Self
Buddhist Perspectives for a Theology of Pastoral Care for the Ageing and Persons with Disabilities