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Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women
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Spiritual Resiliency in Older Women
Models of Strength for Challenges through the Life Span



July 1999 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Spiritual Resiliency In Older Women records the narratives of spiritually resilient older German and American women. The authors suggest how persons of all ages can gain maturity and spiritual coping by participating in communities based on faith, which acknowledge the emotion of spiritual experiences and integrate faith and close human relationships.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL RESILIENCY
 
An Invitation to Listen
 
Questions of Meaning, Stories of Faith
 
Overview of Study Methods
 
PART TWO: THE STORIES
 
The Gracious Encounters Begin
 
The American Women
 
The German Women
 
Resiliency and Community
 
Resiliency and Emotion
 
Resiliency and Personal Relationships
 
PART THREE: CONCLUSION
 
Implications for Thinking, Being and Telling
 
Implications for Gerontology

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