Kerry Egan, On Living


  • Ellen Idler Emory University



Spiritual care, clinician, holistic, patient-centred


Kerry Egan, On Living (New York: Riverhead Books, 2016), 224 pp., $24.00 (hbk), ISBN: 1594634815.

Author Biography

  • Ellen Idler, Emory University

    Ellen L. Idler, Director, Religion and Public Health Collaborative, and Professor, Departments of Sociology and Epidemiology.  Dr. Idler received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Yale University (1985), her B.A. from the College of Wooster (1974, Phi Beta Kappa) and she attended Union Theological Seminary on a Rockefeller Brothers Fellowship.  She taught at Rutgers University from 1985 to 2009, in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.  Dr. Idler is a Fellow and the current past chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America.  She studies the influence of attitudes, beliefs, and social connections on health, including the effect of self-ratings of health on mortality and disability, and the impact of religious participation on health and the timing of death among the elderly, research supported by National Institute on Aging funding, including a FIRST Award.  She has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociological Forum, the Slovenian Journal of Aging, and Rutgers University Press.






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How to Cite

Idler, E. (2019). Kerry Egan, On Living. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 12(4), 469-470.