Aging Death And The Quest For Immortality

Author: C. Ben Mitchell
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802827845
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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. Aging is a fact of life, and issues surrounding it are hot. There are currently 35 million Americans over the age of sixty-five -- more than ever. This demographic shift is noteworthy not only because the ranks of the elderly will continue to swell in coming years but also because it is taking place in what the editors of this book call an "ageist society," one that increasingly loathes every facet of aging. Indeed, the ethical issues associated with aging are among the thorniest in medicine and public policy today. Aging, Death, and the Quest for Immortality is a timely volume by physicians, healthcare professionals, pastors, and ethicists who explore the experiences, dilemmas, and possibilities associated with aging. The book opens by offering three distinct perspectives on aging; this section includes practical suggestions for dealing with retirement, disability, healing, and death. Several contributors then analyze controversial ethical issues raised by aging and health care, including medical decision-making, the moral standing of patients with dementia, health-care rationing, and assisted suicide. A third group of essays applies a theology of care to ministry to and through older adults, the counseling of seniors, and the application of palliative care. The book closes by discussing some of the emerging technologies and interest groups aimed at achieving immortality, also asking, appropriately, what insights the Christian faith brings to the discussion. Reflecting much wisdom and sensitivity, this book will give welcome help to care providers and to those who are themselves in the later stages of life. Contributors: R. Geoffrey Brown Jackie Cameron William P. Cheshire Jr. John Dunlop Robert W. Evans Stephen P. Greggo Vernon Grounds John F. Kilner C. Ben Mitchell Robert D. Orr Stephen G. Post Susan A. Salladay Linda L. Treloar Gregory Waybright
Aging, Death, and the Quest for Immortality
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: C. Ben Mitchell, Robert David Orr, Susan A. Salladay
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. Aging is a fact of life, and issues surrounding it are hot. There are currently 35 million Americans over the age of sixty-five -- more than ever. This demographic shift is noteworthy not only because the ranks of
Martin Luther as Comforter: Writings on Death
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Neil Leroux
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-28 - Publisher: BRILL

Using meticulous rhetorical analysis of several important Luther texts, this book examines how he offers comfort to those who are facing their own death or who are coming to terms with the death of loved ones.
The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Bruce A. Carnes, S. Jay Olshansky
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-07-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"This is by far the best book I've read on the science of aging."—Andrew Weil, M.D. "Life-span Truth Will Set You Free from Age-old Worries," announced the Chicago Tribune upon the first publication of this book. The New England Journal of Medicine confirmed, "For readers interested in aging and longevity,
The Future of Aging
Language: en
Pages: 866
Authors: Bruce A. Carnes, S. Jay Olshansky
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of
The Hope and Despair of Human Bioenhancement
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Paschal M. Corby
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-23 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

The Hope and Despair of Human Bioenhancement is a virtual dialogue between Transhumanists of the "Oxford School" and the thought of Joseph Ratzinger. Set in the key of hope and despair, it considers whether or not the transhumanist interpretation of human limitations is correct, and whether their confidence in the