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Pioneering the Third Age

Rob Merchant

Pioneering the Third Age

Rob Merchant

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176 Pages

- Publisher This book examines current andfuture issues facing older peopleand the church. Combining currentgerontological thinking theologicalinsight and practical applicationRob Merchant offers a startingpoint from which to map out theterritory of this new landscape ofolder people. Whether young orold church minister or member thisinvaluable resource will surpriseprovoke and spark debate onthe mission and composition ofthe church across generations astogether we pioneer the Third Age.

- Publisher The 'Third Age' is transforming the economic, political and technological landscape around us. Its affects are being felt by governments and agencies, within families and marriages, and between generations. Whilst many have recognised the vast spiritual implications of these changes and the need to recover the value of older age, little has been done to restore the biblical picture. Churches have not pioneered the Third Age. Pioneering the Third Age examines current and future issues facing older people and the church. Combining current gerontological thinking, theological insight and practical application, Rob Merchant offers a starting point from which to map out the territory of this new landscape of older people. Whether young or old, church minister or member, this invaluable resource will surprise, provoke and spark debate on the mission and composition of the church across generations, as together we pioneer the Third Age.

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About "Pioneering the Third Age"

176 Pages
- Publisher

This book examines current andfuture issues facing older peopleand the church. Combining currentgerontological thinking theologicalinsight and practical applicationRob Merchant offers a startingpoint from which to map out theterritory of this new landscape ofolder people. Whether young orold church minister or member thisinvaluable resource will surpriseprovoke and spark debate onthe mission and composition ofthe church across generations astogether we pioneer the Third Age.
- Publisher

The 'Third Age' is transforming the economic, political and technological landscape around us. Its affects are being felt by governments and agencies, within families and marriages, and between generations. Whilst many have recognised the vast spiritual implications of these changes and the need to recover the value of older age, little has been done to restore the biblical picture. Churches have not pioneered the Third Age. Pioneering the Third Age examines current and future issues facing older people and the church. Combining current gerontological thinking, theological insight and practical application, Rob Merchant offers a starting point from which to map out the territory of this new landscape of older people. Whether young or old, church minister or member, this invaluable resource will surprise, provoke and spark debate on the mission and composition of the church across generations, as together we pioneer the Third Age.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Rob Merchant

Rob Merchant is a gerontologist who worked for Mencap Homes Foundation for seven years, supporting people with learning and physical disabilities in residential and family environments. He is pastor of St Johns, in Birmingham, England and is currently carrying out part-time PhD research into the interaction of religion and health in the life of older people. A

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  • Catalogue Code 195282
  • Product Code 1842271776
  • EAN 9781842271773
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date Apr 2003
  • Dimensions 198 x 131 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.163kg

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