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What Does the Bible Say About Old Age?

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SKU 978-1-56548-695-9
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-695-9
Page Count: 134
Format: Paperback

Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about growing old? This book deals directly with this timeless question that affects most human beings, especially in modern times.

Contrary to being something to be dreaded, the Bible affirms the positive value of aging. Surprisingly, the biblical perspective goes far beyond the simple affirmation that gray hair brings wisdom. Its viewpoint is more complex and nuanced, with an amazing number of biblical stories that touch the theme of old age and all that comes with it.

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As the life span increases, a biblical reflection on aging is needed and welcomed. Written in an engaging style, the work combines careful and original reflection on a wide spectrum of both familiar and overlooked themes of the Old and New Testaments, with original applications to contemporary issues. Those in the autumn of life will find hope here, as will all who cherish and care for the aged in their midst.
John R. Donahue, S.J.,
Raymond E. Brown, Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies (Emeritus), St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD

It is a worthwhile subject for family and associational groups and offers a great resource for sermons.
Sanford R. Silverburg | Catholic Library Association

About the Author

Father Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., S.T.L., Ph.D., is Superior General of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians). A former professor of Sacred Scripture, he has authored many books and articles on Scripture and theology, including most recently, Mercy and the Bible: Why It Matters! (Paulist Press, 2018). His editorial credits include the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (Liturgical Press, 2011), and The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018).

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Price $16.95
Language English
Publication Date Nov 21, 2019
Author Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.
Format Paperback
Page Count 134
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