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Older People and the Church

Ian Knox

Older People and the Church

Ian Knox

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The phenomenal growth in the numbers of old people around the world is a demographic revolution. This goes hand in hand with a great decline, particularly in Britain and the West, in the numbers of people attending church. As churches eagerly seek to evangelise the younger generations, how does this impact on their attitude to older people?;The book seeks to explore the relationships between older people and the church, sociologically and theologically. How will the church view older people in the 21st century? Will churches collude in the ageist attitudes of so many, or seek to attract - and nurture - older members?

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About "Older People and the Church"

The phenomenal growth in the numbers of old people around the world is a demographic revolution. This goes hand in hand with a great decline, particularly in Britain and the West, in the numbers of people attending church. As churches eagerly seek to evangelise the younger generations, how does this impact on their attitude to older people?;The book seeks to explore the relationships between older people and the church, sociologically and theologically. How will the church view older people in the 21st century? Will churches collude in the ageist attitudes of so many, or seek to attract - and nurture - older members?
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Meet the Author

Ian Knox

Ian Knox is a gifted communicator of the gospel and has been an Evangelist for over forty years. After a successful career as a solicitor he joined the Church Pastoral Aid Society as a staff Evangelist in 1982. In 1986 he joined the 40:3 Trust as their first full time evangelist. Once shortlisted for The Times Preacher of the Year, he is the author of several books, a broadcaster on Christian radio and has been the Director of Evangelism with the Birmingham Bible Institute.

Ian is actively involved in leading missions, training others how to evangelise and speaking both in the UK and internationally. He has been invited to teach and lead missions in many parts of Africa and Europe and in 2005 he was ordained as a member of the Diocese of Bungoma, Kenya, where he is a Canon of Webuye Cathedral. Ian is a founder member of the College of Evangelists

Table Of Contents

  • Chapter 1: An Overview; Chapter 2: Who Is An 'older Person'? Chapter 3: Ageism; Chapter 4: What Is 'church'? Chapter 5: The Changing Church; Chapter 6: What Does The Church Say? Chapter 7: Older People - And God; Chapter 8: What Older People Think Of The Church; Chapter 9: What Can Older People Do For The Church? Chapter 10: The Caring Church; Chapter 11: By Way Of Conclusion; Appendices; Appendix 1: Questionnaires; Appendix 2: Questionnaire For Theological Colleges; Appendix 3: Questionnaire For Retirement Homes; Appendix 4: Assistance Received; References

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  • Catalogue Code 194667
  • Product Code 0567088820
  • EAN 9780567088826
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Dec 2002
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.389kg

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