Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 486 pages

Are you looking for a new way to renew your worship, respond to the needs of the church and community, and connect with people in their passage of life--both chronological and crisis? This book offers a rich resource to you, both as a tool for worship and also devotionally as you face the deepest questions of life. Here you will find one way that the church can renew and rediscover its healing ministry. Abigail Evans, a leading specialist in bioethics and health ministries, explores how God's gift of healing is available during all seasons of a person's life and how the power of hope and healing are affirmed and redirected through liturgical services, sacraments, and rites. This distinctive resource features specific healing liturgies for injury, illness, death, separation, retirement, and a host of other major life events, from a wide variety of religious traditions.

 

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Contents

Seasons of Life
15
Passage through Adolescence
32
EARLYMIDDLE ADULTHOOD
53
Work
94
Dissolution of PartnershipsMarriage
110
LATE ADULTHOODELDERLY
121
Retirement
138
AS LIFEALTERING
147
Diminished Physical Health
251
AIDS
263
Cancer and Stroke
277
DEATH AND DYING
287
Grief and Bereavement
307
Violent Deaths
319
PrejudiceRacism
358
Criminal Justice
377

Mental Illness
162
Addictions
178
AS LIFETHREATENING
219
During Hospitalization
231
General Healing Services
237
Tainted Creation
383
DELIVERANCE
435
CONCLUSION
451
Notes
466
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About the author (2004)

Abigail Rian Evans is Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Practical Theology and Academic Coordinator of Field Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, she is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.

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