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Biblical perspectives on death

Author: Lloyd R Bailey
Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, ©1979.
Series: Overtures to biblical theology, 5.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bailey, Lloyd R., 1936-
Biblical perspectives on death.
Philadelphia : Fortress Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)647103492
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd R Bailey
ISBN: 0800615301 9780800615307
OCLC Number: 4593130
Description: xv, 159 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The modern situation : indicative of a universal human response to mortality? --
2. Some perspectives on death among Israel's neighbors --
Death and the divine order of things --
Causes of death --
Description of the dead and of their realm --
Evaluation --
3. Death in the literature of the Old Testament --
Preliminary considerations --
Demons --
A cult of the dead? --
Folk explanations of the origin of death --
Manifestations of "death" --
Reaction to individual biological death and to mortality --
4. The transition toward apocalyptic eschatology : the context for a new evaluation of mortality --
5. The intertestamental literature --
Factors that contribute to a new view of life after death --
Reactions to and evaluations of biological death --
The Dead Sea Scrolls --
6. The New Testament --
Paul --
The Synoptic Gospels --
The Gospel of John --
Revelation --
7. Concluding reflections --
General observations and evaluation of the literature surveyed --
Possible implications for bioethics and the care of the dying --
Religion and the fear of death --
The deathwardness of the world --
The liturgical response to death --
Biological, psychological, and theological maturity.
Series Title: Overtures to biblical theology, 5.
Responsibility: Lloyd R. Bailey, Sr.

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