Community without memory? In search of an ecclesiology of liberation in the company of people with dementia
KEVERN, Peter (2012) Community without memory? In search of an ecclesiology of liberation in the company of people with dementia. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, 12 (1). pp. 44-54. ISSN 1474-225xFull text not available from this repository.
Abstract or description
The increasing prevalence of dementia among members of the Christian Churches prompts a re-evaluation of Christian ecclesiology. This is particularly true for the ecclesiology born of the theologies of liberation, because of the emphasis it places upon conscious participation in the historical life of the community. The present article draws on stories of people with dementia as recorded by themselves and those close to them; by reflection upon these stories, it seeks to re-think the character of the Church in the face of this challenge, and so to offer a richer interpretation of its identity as a community of liberation.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||dementia; Alzheimer’s; church; liberation theology; disability; community.|
V600 Theology and Religious studies
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health Sciences > Social Work, Allied and Public Health|
|Depositing User:||Peter KEVERN|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2013 14:32|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2013 14:32|
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