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A brief history of death

Author: Douglas James Davies
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] Blackwell 2005
Series: Blackwell brief histories of religion
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats

An examination of a subject which is of enduring interest to every culture in the world. It considers the profound influence death has had on subjects ranging from philosophy to music and looks at  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas James Davies
ISBN: 9780470776193 0470776196 9781405101820 1405101822
OCLC Number: 836877718
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-179) and index
Description: Online-Ressource (Text + Images)
Contents: List of illustrations 1 Journey Beyond Gilgamesh Adam and Eve Death, Sin and Atonement Resurrection-Transcendence Release-Transcendence Self-Transcendence Hope and Faith To Be or Not To Be Traditional Futures The Uneasy Species Death Our Future Autobiographical History of Death Methods of Approach Words Against Death Myth Again 2 Parting's Sweet Sorrow Relationships, Death and Destiny Family Bonds Hell, Life and Work Secular Ethics and Loss Freud and Bowlby Grief-Stages Fixing the Unfixable Helplessness Aberbach and Charisma World Religions Identity and Religions Identity's Demise and Death Adulthood--Childhood, Maturity and Death of Parents Moral-Somatic Links Spiritualism Departure 3 Removing the Dead Souls Status and Destiny Ritual Change Resurrection Secular Trends Changing Times Default Religion From Respect to Dignity Death-Style and Belief Cremated Remains Space, Cryogenics and Computers 4 Ecology, Death and Hope Criminals, Heretics, Bodies and Belief Dying at Home Hospice Symbolic Bodies American Ways of Death Ecology Hope Springs Eternal Forest Positive and Negative Dust Ethics and Spirituality at Large Death's Paradigm Shift Ecological Immortality 5 Art, Literature and Music Variety Bible Dante Milton Secular Strains Art Portraying the Dead Religious Fusion Hope 6 Places of Memory Myth The Dynamics of Memorial Sites Locating Hope: the Dynamics of Memorial Sites Place and Hope How to Speak of the Dead? Location 1: Graveyard and Cemetery Hope 1: Eternal, Eschatological Form of Identity Location 2: Cremation and Remains Hope 2: Internal, the Retrospective Fulfilment of Identity Location 3: Woodland Burial Hope 3: Natural, the Ecological Fulfilment of Identity Memorial Texts The National Memorial Arboretum Lifestyle -- Death-Style 7 Fear of Death A Mythical Form Hinduism, Buddhism Christianity Albert Schweitzer and C. S. Lewis Essential Fear Plague Modern Devastations Philosophical Fears Psychology and Fear of Death Picasso Fears Real and Imagined Contemporary Fears Imaginative Fears Fear Abolished 8 Purposeful and Useless Death Power of Death Warfare Genocide Violence at Heart Disasters Baby-Death Suicide -- Euthanasia Offending Deaths Illness and Death The Future of Death Christian Eternal Life Death's Margins Age and Death Hopeless Non-Places 2020 Time and Vision The World's Death Bibliography Index
Series Title: Blackwell brief histories of religion
Responsibility: Douglas J. Davies
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"The author reveals himself to be a sensitive and humane guide, in a book that ought to fascinate anyone interested in the existential conundrum of human morality." Times Higher Education Supplement

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