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Ageing, Mortality and Spiritual Existence Today
November 14 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The St James’ Institute presents: Ageing, Mortality and Spiritual Existence Today
Sunday 14 November| 2:00pm-4:00pm | St James’ Hall | $25
Ageing has surprising implications for spiritual life. However, with rapid increases in life expectancy, death denial often impairs our ability to understand what it means to be a human. In this reflection on the theological dimension of aging, Professor Pickard explores the importance of retaining a sense of human mortality and what it means to bear the image of God throughout the lifespan. He will discuss the pastoral implications of this affirmation and the importance of an understanding of personhood that transcends the biomedical paradigm.
Rt Rev’d Professor Stephen Pickard is the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn.