Item description for Forgetting Whose We Are: Alzheimer's Disease and the Love of God by David Keck...
Overview Designed primarily for academic audiences, this book offers a Christian understanding of and a response to the difficult theological, pastoral, and spiritual problems raised by Alzheimer's disease. The text examines the problems of Alzheimer's disease from the perspectives of the theologian, the patient, and the caregiver.
Publishers Description Alzheimer's disease - a degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized especially by premature mental deterioration - is the most publicly visible and widely discussed form of a range of disorders known as senile dementia. The nature of Alzheimer's disease, especially its progressive debilitation of the memory, raises key theological issues. What does it mean to be truly human? Does our ability to remember define who we are as persons? When the mind loses its ability to remember, what happens to the life of the soul? When we forget God, does God still remember us? Forgetting Whose We Are offers a Christian understanding of and response to the difficult theological, spiritual, and pastoral problems raised by Alzheimer's disease. Filling an important gap in existing literature by directly confronting the theological challenges of Alzheimer's disease to victims, caregivers, and their communities, the book affirms the classic Christian doctrines that witness to the reality of grace and the promises of salvation even for those who can no longer remember themselves, their families, or their relationship with God.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 6.24" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687020883 ISBN13 9780687020881
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More About David Keck
Rev. David A. Keck, PhD, is the pastor of College Presbyterian Church and College Chaplain at Hampden-Sydney College. Dr. Keck earned his master's degree and doctorate from Harvard University and his master's of divinity from Duke Divinity School. Over the years, he has served on two Committees of Ministry in two separate presbyteries. He is the author of Forgetting Whose We Are: Alzheimer s Disease and the Love of God. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children."
David Keck was born in 1965 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Ateneo de Manila University.