John Swinton: Still Waters Run Deep: Reimagining Dementia and Humanness
Tuesday, January 23, 10:30 AM - Tuesday, January 23, 11:30 AM
Underwritten by: The Stob Lecture Series and the Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
John Swinton is a Scottish theologian and former psychiatric nurse. He is professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is also founder of the university's Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. John is a major figure in the development of disability theology. In 2016, he was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing for his book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. In 2017, his most recent book Becoming Friends of Time: Time, Disability and the Art of Gentle Discipleship won the award of merit for theology and ethics in the Christianity Today book award.