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Death and dying

Author: Jacqueline Langwith
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press : Cengage Learning, ©2008.
Series: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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From the Back Cover: Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Langwith
ISBN: 9780737739749 0737739746
OCLC Number: 234179565
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: What Are Americans' Attitudes About Death And Grief?: --
1: Religion can ease grief over death / Julia Neuberger --
2: Religion corrupts death and does not help grief / Chris Morton --
3: Belief in a favorable afterlife can ease grief over death / Margaret Paul --
4: Belief in a favorable afterlife devalues life / John Bice --
5: Sometimes it is best to accept death / Tom Nesi --
6: It is always best to fight death / Andrew W Saul --
Chapter 2: How Should The Medical Profession Treat Death?: --
1: Doctors should assist with death / Tom Preston --
2: Doctors should not assist with death / David C Stolinksy --
3: Hospice helps the dying / Patricia Ahern --
4: Hospice hastens death / Ron Panzer --
Chapter 3: What Happens After Death?: --
1: Bible contains reincarnation / Kevin Williams --
2: Reincarnation is not in the Bible / Ernest Valea --
3: There is an afterlife / Deepak Chopra --
4: No one knows what happens after death / Michael Shermer --
5: Body is resurrected after death / John F Kavanaugh --
6: There is no soul / Alfred Bahr --
Facts about death and dying --
Organizations to contact --
For further reading --
Index --
Picture credits.
Series Title: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Langwith, book editor.

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From the Back Cover: Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text; sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics; engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information; questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension; glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.

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