Memory, Meaning and Human Identity: The place of theology in constructing the purpose of age in the light of dementia?
As we contemplate what old age might have in store for us they can be no greater fear than the possibility of losing our memory. Modernity may have offered us longevity but at some threat to our well-being and flourishing. This paper will explore some of the theological issues raised by dementia: personhood and identity, mind and memory, body and soul and what it is that we value in human life.
Date: 4 February 2020, 16:00 (Tuesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP
Venue Details: Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor James Woodward (Sarum College)
Organisers: Dr Ashley Moyse (University of Oxford), Professor Joshua Hordern (Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, OHVP, University of Oxford), Professor Sarah Harper (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford)
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Part of: The Construction of Ageing
Booking required?: Required
Audience: Public
Editor: Nana Nanitashvili