Sensing God's presence is difficult when faced with Alzheimer's Disease among family and loved ones. This book brings faith and hope to these trying circumstances, offering the witness of the Bible and the insights of theology to show how God continues to work in people's lives even in the midst of fearful disease.
Donald K. McKim
Dr. Donald K. McKim is Executive Editor for Theology and Reference for Westminster John Knox Press and Editor for "Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding" for Congregational Ministries Publishing of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has served as Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at Memphis Theological Seminary (1993-2000) and as Professor of Theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (1981-1988). Dr. McKim has also been Visiting Professor of Theology at Eastern Baptist Seminary in Philadelphia and Columbia Seminary's Center for Theological Studies in Orlando, Florida as well as Adjunct Professor of Theology at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York and Adjunct Faculty at Rhodes College, Memphis. Dr. McKim is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He was Interim Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn, Pennsylvania as well as Stated Supply Pastor of Friendship, Parish, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. For two years he was a Visiting Faculty member in the Religion Department of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and of the Buechner Institute.
Dr. McKim is a 1971 cum laude graduate of Westminster with Honors in Religion and won four prizes at the College in the Religion and Philosophy Department. He graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree magna cum laude in 1974. There he was the recipient of the Thomas Jamison Scholarship and the Sylvester S. Marvin Fellowship for graduate study and five awards in the areas of biblical studies, church history, and theology. He received the Ph.D. degree in Religion from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980.
Dr. McKim's co-authored book (with Jack B. Rogers), The Authority and Interpretation of the Bible: An Historical Approach (Harper & Row, 1979) was selected "Book of the Year" by Eternity magazine and named one of the five best books in Religion in the American Book Awards for 1980. His other books include Ever a Vision: A Brief History of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1959-2009 (Eerdmans, 2009); Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers: Exploring Christian Faith (Geneva Press, 2003); Presbyterian Beliefs: A Brief Introduction (Geneva Press, 2003); Introducing the Reformed Faith (Westminster John Knox Press, 2001); Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms (Westminster John Knox, 1996); The Bible in Theology and Preaching (Abingdon, 1994); Theological Turning Points (John Knox, 1988); Ramism in William Perkins' Theology (Peter Lang, 1987); and What Christians Believe About the Bible (Thomas Nelson, 1985). He has also written Kerygma: The Bible and Theology I, II, III, IV (The Kerygma Program, 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996). With Robert Benedetto and Darrell L. Guder he is co-author of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches (Scarecrow, 1999; 2nd edition with Robert Benedetto, 2009). Dr. McKim has edited Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (InterVarsity, 2007);Calvin and the Bible (Cambridge University Press, 2006); The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin (Cambridge University Press, 2004); The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (Cambridge University Press, 2003); The Westminster Handbook to Reformed Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 2001); Calvin's Institutes: Abridged Edition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000); Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters (InterVarsity, 1998); God Never Forgets: Faith, Hope, and Alzheimer's Disease (Westminster John Knox, 1997); the Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith (Westminster/John Knox and St. Andrews Press, 1992); Major Themes in the Reformed Tradition (Eerdmans, 1992); A Guide to Contemporary Hermeneutics (Eerdmans, 1986); How Karl Barth Changed My Mind (Eerdmans, 1986); Readings in Calvin's Theology (Baker, 1984) and The Authoritative Word: Essays on the Nature of Scripture (Eerdmans, 1983). Dr. McKim has published over sixty articles and four-hundred book reviews.
Dr. McKim is married to Dr. LindaJo McKim. They have two grown sons. Their address is: 7969 Burntwood Cove Germantown, TN 38138-6033. Phone: 901-752-0770; Fax: 901-759-0788. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.