Can t Remember what I Forgot

Author: Sue Halpern
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307407888
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An examination of the world of memory research reveals the latest findings about memory loss, how close scientists are to finding ways to diagnose, treat, and even cure dementia, and the effectiveness of keeping one's mind active.

Forgotten

Author: Marlene Goldman
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773552286
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Since the 1860s, long before scientists put a name to Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian authors have been writing about age-related dementia. Originally, most of these stories were elegies, designed to offer readers consolation. Over time they evolved into narratives of gothic horror in which the illness is presented not as a normal consequence of aging but as an apocalyptic transformation. Weaving together scientific, cultural, and aesthetic depictions of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Forgotten asserts that the only crisis associated with Canada’s aging population is one of misunderstanding. Revealing that turning illness into something monstrous can have dangerous consequences, Marlene Goldman seeks to identify the political and social influences that have led to the gothic disease model and its effects on society. Examining the works of authors such as Alice Munro, Michael Ignatieff, Jane Rule, and Caroline Adderson alongside news stories and medical and historical discussions of Alzheimer’s disease, Goldman provides an alternative, person-centred perspective to the experiences of aging and age-related dementia. Deconstructing the myths that have transformed cognitive decline into a corrosive fantasy, Forgotten establishes the pivotal role that fictional and non-fictional narratives play in cultural interpretations of disease.

Constructing Jesus

Author: Dale C. Allison
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801035856
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An internationally renowned Jesus scholar rethinks our knowledge of the historical Jesus in light of recent progress in the scientific study of memory.

Constructing Jesus

Author: Dale C. Jr. Allison
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441233687
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What did Jesus think of himself? How did he face death? What were his expectations of the future? In this volume, now in paperback, internationally renowned Jesus scholar Dale Allison Jr. addresses such perennially fascinating questions about Jesus. The acclaimed hardcover edition received the Biblical Archaeology Society's "Best Book Relating to the New Testament" award in 2011. Representing the fruit of several decades of research, this major work questions standard approaches to Jesus studies and rethinks our knowledge of the historical Jesus in light of recent progress in the scientific study of memory. Allison's groundbreaking alternative strategy calls for applying what we know about the function of human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to "construct Jesus" more soundly.

Think on These Things

Author: Thomas J. Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147972839X
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Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has purpose, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. George Bernard Shaw In these essays the author, having gained experience through a remarkable series of diverse occupations and associations, provides his seasoned, is sometimes acerbic opinions on matters of faith, morals, politics, the national economy, foreign affairs and family values.Some of the opinions echo Albert Camus's observation, "The struggle is endless and futile, but engaging in the struggle is what makes one human".