Rector’s Book Club: Being Mortal

Leader: The Rev. Dr. Chuck Treadwell

Dates: Wednesday evenings, June 10 – July 8, 7 – 8 pm.

Register below and Fr. Chuck will send you a link.

In this Journey Group we will have a careful and nuanced conversation about mortality. We will discuss the accompanying issues that arise as we inevitably make decisions, weighing longevity and quality of life. We will read Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. We will also explore our own biblical and theological understanding of mortality as well. 

“Gawande draws on clinical studies, case histories and stories from his own experiences as a doctor and a son to illuminate the subject of mortality relative to modern medical systems. His treatment of the subject covers a broad range of institutions and individuals that shape the lives of the aged and terminally ill. The central thesis of the book is that the experience of the end of life has been problematized and addressed by medical models that place extending life over quality of life and institutional frameworks that place safety and efficiency over the ability for people to have autonomy over the last part of their lives. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at the Harvard Medical School. He is a writer at The New Yorker magazine and author of three New York Times bestselling books.”

If you would like to attend, please let us know via the form below.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Janet Sawyer

    Is this on zoom?

    1. theabbey

      Janet, Yes! Everything is on Zoom!

  2. Caroline

    When I try to sign up a message appears saying an error occurred; security token seems to be incorrect. It suggests I reload and try again.

    1. theabbey

      Did it work? Did you reload and try again?

  3. Barbara

    How will I know if my registration for Being Mortal was successful? I tried three times. The second an third times I got an error. Thanks!

    1. theabbey

      Barbara, I will send a note to our web guy. I think there is an issue because several people are having problems. Hopefully it will be resolved soon!

  4. Caroline Tierney

    I did but it still isn’t working.

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