Religious aspects of suffering. Includes biographical references and index.
Author: David Keck
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
It is titled Forgetting Whose We Are. Its subtitle reveals its special focus: Alzheimer's Disease and the Love of God.1 It was written by David Keck, a missionary and biblical scholar whose own mother had been stricken by this disease ...
Author: Donald Senior
Publisher: Liturgical Press
In his First Letter to the Corinthians Paul cites “administrators” as one of God’s gifts to the Christian community (1 Cor 12:28). But many who serve in administrative service today have difficulty seeing how their everyday work is an expression of discipleship. This book, written by an experienced administrator and noted biblical scholar, shows how the various functions of institutional administration are deeply rooted in the Scriptures and are a genuine expression of our call to discipleship. Leadership, mission statements and planning, finances and fund raising, personnel issues, communications, and public relations—all of these seemingly “secular” activities serve to build up the Body of Christ and deserve to be recognized as authentic Christian ministry. To see administrative service as a biblically rooted gift can help those involved in this way of life to find deeper and more satisfying spiritual meaning in what they do.
We're able then to peel away all the layers of preoccupation and concern that cloud our minds and make us forget who and whose we are. This was what happened to me when I played my violin. If I knew a piece well, and got over worrying ...
Author: Tamara Puffer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In August 1996 Tamara Puffer was a young, newly married violinist-turned-pastor serving a large suburban church. Her growing work with people living on Atlanta's streets was beginning to reshape her theology and her calling, but a serious car accident derailed her carefully planned career path. Forgetting the Former Things is a rare tapestry of first-person faith journey woven with gritty theological reflection and persistent hope. Puffer writes honestly, poignantly, and often humorously about her efforts to accept limitations and to reimagine her life under radically altered circumstances. She finds solace in the stories of biblical women as she also wrestles with negative images of disability in Scripture. She embraces her self-described role as a "minister of vulnerability" in this troubling national moment--as jobs, healthcare, and affordable housing are evaporating for so many, as countless people feel terrorized by discrimination or the threat of deportation--boldly casting her lot with others whose marginalization cuts deeper. At a time when traumatic brain injury is in the national spotlight, and many families, churches, and communities seek deeper understanding, Tamara Puffer provides in these pages an insightful, inspiring, and much-needed gift.
O Lord ! we stray away from Thee ever ; and we are constantly forgetting whose we are , and in whose hand are all our ways . We pray for Thy pardon for everything in us that has flowed from that root of evil ; we beseech Thee that all ...
But when we turn to the practical side of our popular Christianity to - day , what is it ? ... It is , I venture to think , because we are forgetting whose we are and whom we serve . It is because we have been wanting to save our souls ...
The call is loud and clear . saying the verse of scripture , place the pice Shall we refuse to hear ? in the ... of the sew we talk about the poor babies who would bies who would Divine Leader , never forgetting whose we get very cold ...
Wherefore we are in great danger of forgetting whose we are , whom we serve , where we are going , and from whence we came ; but the presence of the Spirit reminds us of all . If therefore we are sensible of our wants and of the soul's ...
... a trivial scene from a movie, an isolated phrase or fragment of a song that by itself means nothing, and the face of somebody whom we have not seen for decades and whose name we have forgotten. There has been much hypothesizing, ...
Author: Ivan Izquierdo
How do we forget? Why do we need to forget? This book intends to answer to these and other questions. It aims to demonstrate that each one is who it is due to their own memories. Thus, distinguish between the information we should keep from those we should forget is an difficult art. In this book, the author discusses about the different types of memory, the main types of forgetting (avoidance, extinction and repression), their brain areas and their mechanisms. In this sense, the art of forgetting, or the art of do not saturate our memory mechanisms, is something innate, that benefits us anonymously, keeping us from sinking amidst our own memories. The essays that compose this book go through several aspects, since individuals to societies' memory. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to understand that we forget to be able to think, to live and to survive.
Against this play of horizons, in the very sense in which we earlier spoke of the play of scales, ... the evident misfortunes and the presumed benefits of forgetting first runs into the crushing polysemy of the word “forgetting,” whose ...
Author: Paul Ricoeur
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Why do major historical events such as the Holocaust occupy the forefront of the collective consciousness, while profound moments such as the Armenian genocide, the McCarthy era, and France's role in North Africa stand distantly behind? Is it possible that history "overly remembers" some events at the expense of others? A landmark work in philosophy, Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting examines this reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, showing how it affects both the perception of historical experience and the production of historical narrative. Memory, History, Forgetting, like its title, is divided into three major sections. Ricoeur first takes a phenomenological approach to memory and mnemonical devices. The underlying question here is how a memory of present can be of something absent, the past. The second section addresses recent work by historians by reopening the question of the nature and truth of historical knowledge. Ricoeur explores whether historians, who can write a history of memory, can truly break with all dependence on memory, including memories that resist representation. The third and final section is a profound meditation on the necessity of forgetting as a condition for the possibility of remembering, and whether there can be something like happy forgetting in parallel to happy memory. Throughout the book there are careful and close readings of the texts of Aristotle and Plato, of Descartes and Kant, and of Halbwachs and Pierre Nora. A momentous achievement in the career of one of the most significant philosophers of our age, Memory, History, Forgetting provides the crucial link between Ricoeur's Time and Narrative and Oneself as Another and his recent reflections on ethics and the problems of responsibility and representation. “His success in revealing the internal relations between recalling and forgetting, and how this dynamic becomes problematic in light of events once present but now past, will inspire academic dialogue and response but also holds great appeal to educated general readers in search of both method for and insight from considering the ethical ramifications of modern events. . . . It is indeed a master work, not only in Ricoeur’s own vita but also in contemporary European philosophy.”—Library Journal “Ricoeur writes the best kind of philosophy—critical, economical, and clear.”— New York Times Book Review
Author: G. B. (Gracilla Boddington)Publish On: 1839
We are continually forgetting whose we are , and whom we profess to serve . are real Christians , we are not our own ; neither are we the servants of men . But we are Christ's . We are His servants , His stewards . If we are not the ...