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Koers

versión On-line ISSN 2304-8557
versión impresa ISSN 0023-270X

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BRUNSDON, A.R.  y  LOTTER, G.A.. Retirement as integrational task. Koers (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.73, n.2, pp.283-302. ISSN 2304-8557.

In this article, the stance is taken that retirement can be viewed as a critical life phase. Depending on how retirees cope with this phase, they can eitherexperience feelings of futility or engage in an optimal use of this promising period. The critical task of the retirement phase could therefore be outlined as achieving a deep sense of fulfillment and optimisation of life-opportunities during the so-called golden years. This article will explore retirement as integrational task, the challenge being to guide retirees to an integration of life and faith experiences in order to experience meaning. A narrative approach to pastoral care is suggested as a mode for integration as it takes the generated experiences (stories) of people seriously. Within a reformational view of the narrative the Word of God is also taken seriously. In this fusion between the Story of God and man's story lies the integration which will result in the creation of meaning during the final stage of man's journey through life.

Palabras clave : critical life phase; Ecclesiastes; futility; integration; narrative pastorate; retirement.

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