Religion, Health, and Aging: A Review and Theoretical Integration


This book presents a comprehensive and scientific review of the research during the past fifty years on the relationship between religion and health in later life. It will help professionals gain awareness of the importance of religious and spiritual variables among older people. The widespread interest in religion among today's elderly suggests its value as a coping strategy and personal resource. Unlike any other in the field, this volume synthesizes both past research and new findings, including recent unpublished data, into a model of how religion might interact with other variables to help determine adaptation to stress in laterlife.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Barbara Payne
  • Harold George Koenig
  • Mona Smiley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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