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Faith at suicide : lives forfeit : violent religion, human despair

Author: Kenneth Cragg
Publisher: Portland : Sussex Academic Press, ©2005.
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"This book sets out to explain how the issue of suicide belongs with the conscience of Islam today, and how suicide in all circumstances, with or without religious overtones - be they Islamic or Christian or other faith - is an inherent contradiction of our common humanity, as expressed in human birth which expressly involves us in mankind."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Cragg
ISBN: 1845191102 9781845191108
OCLC Number: 59360192
Description: vii, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Body-tenancy, soul-tenure --
Canon fixed gainst self-slaughter --
The veto rescinded --
Eyeless in Gaza --
The Masada mind --
Suicidal Christian martyrology --
The kiss and the suicide of Iscariot --
Understanding Gethsemane --
The suicidal in contemporary Islam --
Suicides and shares --
Faith and the bond with life --
These unbelieving believers.
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"This book sets out to explain how the issue of suicide belongs with the conscience of Islam today, and how suicide in all circumstances, with or without religious overtones - be they Islamic or Christian or other faith - is an inherent contradiction of our common humanity, as expressed in human birth which expressly involves us in mankind."--Jacket.

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"Bishop Cragg offers a comparative study of suicide in the Abrahamic religions, and deep theological reflection. The second is largely rooted in religious studies, drawing on insights from critical Read more...

 
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