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Messiah College to offer Christian perspective on cognitive impairment

GRANTHAM, Pa. (August 31, 2004) — Messiah College will host Stephen Post, professor of bioethics with the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel on Messiah’s Grantham campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jon Stuckey at (717) 766-2511, ext. 3631.

Post’s lecture, entitled “Agape and the Deeply Forgetful: A Christian Perspective on the Cognitively Impaired,” will discuss reasons why, based on the Christian faith, elderly persons with cognitive impairment must be viewed as beings worthy of respect and love despite their diminished memory capacity.

About Stephen Post

In addition to his position as professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University , Post is also president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, funded by the Templeton Foundation to conduct and fund high-level research on topics such as unselfish love, compassion, care, kindness and altruism. He is a senior scholar at the Becket Institute at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University . Post has also been a consultant for family caregivers across the United States and Canada and has led workshops and forums for over 80 chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association since 1995. He has published many books and articles dealing with the moral basis for, and limits of, family caregiving for persons with cognitive disabilities.

About Messiah College

Messiah College , a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls nearly 2,900 undergraduate students in more than 60 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham , Pa. , near the state capital of Harrisburg . A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia .

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ARTICLE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2004
ARTICLE NUMBER: MC-106-04

 
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