Essays and Articles

Thomas R. Cole, "My Left Hip." Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 24 (2015): 473–478. 

 Benjamin Saxton and Thomas R. Cole, "No Country for Old Men: A Search For
Masculinity in Later Life
." International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 7.2 (2012): 97-116.

Thomas Cole and Nathan Carlin, "The Suffering of Physicians." The Lancet 375 (Oct 2009): 1414-15.

Thomas Cole, "The Fall of Daedelus." Generations 25.4 (2002): 66-68. 

Thomas Cole, “We Have a Sacred Covenant with the Dead.” Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2002.

Thomas Cole and Michelle Sierpina , “Humanistic Gerontology and the Meaning of Aging." Chinese Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 460-463.  September, 1996.

Book Chapters

Thomas Cole and Ruth Ray, “The Humanistic Study of Aging Past and Present,”in Sheying Chan and Jason L. Powell (eds.) Aging in Perspective and the Case of China Issues and Approaches. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011, pp. 13-32.

Thomas Cole, “After the Life Cycle:  The Moral Challenges of Later Life,” in Rabbi William Cutter,(ed.) Midrash and Medicine Healing Body and Soul in the Jewish Interpretive Tradition, Woodstock, Vermont:  Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011, pp. 137-159.

Thomas Cole, “Introduction,” Full Moon at Noontide, by Ann Putnam, Southern Methodist University Press, 2009.

Laurence McCullough, John Caskey, Andrew Wear, and Thomas Cole, “Scientific and Medical Concepts of Nature in the Modern Period in Europe and North America,” in B. Andrew Lustig, Gerald P. McKinney, and Baruch Brody (eds.), Altering Nature. Volume One:  Concepts of “Nature” and “The Natural in Biotechnology Debates,” New York:  Springer, 2008, pp. 137-198.

Thomas Cole, “Preface,” A Glorious Adventure, by Carter Williams, Pioneer Press, 2008.

Thomas Cole and Michelle Sierpina, “Humanistic Gerontology and the Meaning(s) of Aging,” in Janet Wilmouth and Ken Ferraro (eds.) Gerontology:  Perspectives and Issues, 3rd Edition, New York, Springer Publishing Company, 2007, pp. 245-263.

Thomas Cole, “Studying Torah with Dan Sterns,” in Pam Diamond, ed., Festschrift in Honor of Dan Stern. New York:  Sheep Meadown Press, 2006.

Thomas Cole and Faith Lagay, “How the Medical Humanities can Help
Revitalize Humanism and How a Reconfigured Humanism can Help Nourish the
Medical Humanities
,” in Practicing the Medical Humanities: Forms of
, University Publishing Group, 2003, pp. 157-177.

Thomas Cole, “Introduction,” Stories as Equipment for Living: Last Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff, University of Michigan Press, 2006, pp. 1-14.

Thomas Cole and Robin Solomon, “Reflections on Enhancement, Authenticity, and Aging,” in Quality of Life in Jewish Bioethics, Lexington Books, 2006, pp. 99-112.

Thomas Cole and Barbara Thompson (Eds), “Anti-Aging: Are You for It Or Against
,” Generations, Vol. 25, No. 4, Winter 2001-2.

Cole, Thomas, “You Never Knew What Powers Lay Within You." The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care 16 (Fall 1997): 78-83

Interviews, Presentations, and Sermons

 "Re-reading Simone de Beauvoir’s The Coming of Age: From a Distance of Some Forty Years,” presented at the First North American Network of Aging Studies conference at Miami University of Ohio, May 2015. 

"Prayer of the Listening Heart," a sermon delivered to Covenant Church in Houston, Texas, Summer 2013. 

"The Journey of Life:  An Interview with Thomas Cole," in Reflections:  A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School, Fall 2013.

Book Reviews

Review of Paul Weitz, dir., Grandma (Sony Pictures, 2015), in The Gerontologist, October 10, 2015. 

Review of Jan Baars, Aging and the Art of Living (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 304 pp, 2012), in The Gerontologist, April 2, 2014.

Review of Bryan S. Turner, Can We Live Forever?  A Social and Moral Inquiry (Anthem Press, London, 2009.), in Medical Studies, 301-303 pp, Vol. 1 (3) 2009.

Review of Helen Small, The Long Life  (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, 360 pp) in The Journal of Ageing and Society 29.2 (February 2009): 328-30. 

Review of Carl Elliott, Better than Well:  American Medicine Meets the American Dream (New York:  Norton, 2003, 384pp.) in Medical Humanities Review, 61-63, Spring and Fall 2004.

Review of Roger Sanjek, Gray Panthers (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2009.) in The Journal of American History 97.1 (2010): 269-270. 

Review of Michael Sappol, A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002, 328 pp. 

Review of Robert Kastenbaum, Death, Society and Human Experience, 7th edition (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000), in Contemporary Gerontology 8.2 (Winter 2000): 58-61. 

Review of Jesse F. Ballenger, Self, Senility, and Alzheimer’s Disease in Modern America Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2006, 236 pp.