Abstract / DOI
The Art of Growing Old: Pastoral Considerations. This article evaluates the perspectives of different discourses on old age (Améry, Beauvoir, Deeken) up to the present time. Furthermore, recent empirical tendencies of aging are considered. This leads to elaborations on the relationship of the young and old generations and their genuin values. In the light of pastoral care inside and outside of the church the article provides seven concluding ideas for pastoral and individual approaches to the phenomena of old age.