Religion and old age

  title={Religion and old age},
  author={Grace Davie and John A. Vincent},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={101 - 110}
The interconnections between religion and old age are complex; the more so given that the concept of age itself has – for a large part of human history – been determined by religious understandings of life. In traditional societies, religion played a crucial part in structuring the transitions between one stage of the life and the next and in defining maturity and fulfilment. And up to a point it still does: in Western societies at the turn of the millennium the association of religious rituals… 

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