James I. Packer is the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. His many books include Knowing God and Rediscovering Holiness.
The Next Great Challenge: Thinking Together About Aging
Speaker(s): J.I. Packer, James Houston, Margaret Somerville, Maxine Hancock
Date: May 18-19 2012
Product ID: RGDL4208S
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More people are living longer today than in any other time in history. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in North America. Yet neither church nor culture seems adequately prepared to face the needs, the costs, and the moral consequences of this 'grey tsunami.' Join one of Canada's leading public intellectuals and three of Regent's own gifted and beloved scholars as they think about the implications and the opportunities that this next great challenge offers us. Lectures include:
- Courageous Aging - Maxine Hancock
- Questions and Answers
- The Challenge of Aging for the Culture and the Church - James Houston
- An Aging Society as a Litmus Test for Our Ethics - Margaret Somerville
- Questions and Answers
- Panel Discussion
- Toward a Blessed Hope: An Eschatology for the Aging - J.I. Packer
James M. Houston is Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Previously, he was University Lecturer at Oxford University. He is author of I Believe in the Creator, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God., Joyful Exiles, and Letters of Faith Through the Seasons.
Margaret Somerville Samuel Gale Professor of Law, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law (McGill University). Margaret has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record and frequently comments in all forms of media. Her work has included research, speaking engagements, and consultation on issues related to euthanasia; aging populations; human rights in health care, including in a global context; the role that scientific and medical research and technology play in the formation of societal values and the societal paradigm; and many other issues. Her books include The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit , and The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit .
Maxine Hancock is Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Among her books are several on family relationships, including Living on Less and Liking in More, Re-evaluating Your Commitments and Creative, Confident, Children, as well as a study on John Bunyan in A Key in the Window: Marginal Notes in Bunyan's Narratives. She received the Word Guild's Leslie K. Tarr Award in 1990 for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women's Award in Communications and Media in 2004 for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada.
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