W. Andrew Achenbaum

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Prof of History & Social Work

U of Houston

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An historian of aging, I have for more than a decade been interested in the connection between wisdom and age. With Lucinda Orwoll, I wrote a crossdisciplinary study of the "wisdom of Job." I currently am writing spiritual biographies (ranging from the Denise Levertov to Henri Nouwen) in which wisdom figures largely.

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U of Houston

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Prof of History & Social Work

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