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Living well and dying faithfully : Christian practices for end-of-life care

Author: John Swinton; Richard Payne
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Swinton; Richard Payne
ISBN: 9780802863393 0802863396
OCLC Number: 368048465
Notes: Proceedings of a symposium held in 2006 at Duke University.
Description: xxiv, 287 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stanley Hauerwas --
Introduction: Christian practices and the art of dying faithfully / John Swinton and Richard Payne --
Practicing the presence of God : earthly practices in heavenly perspective / John Swinton --
Dying well / Amy Plantinga Pauw --
"Make love your aim" : ecclesial practices of care at the end of life / Karen D. Scheib --
Suffering in communion with Christ : sacraments, dying faithfully, and end-of-life care / M. Therese Lysaught --
The practice of prayer and care for the dying / Allen Verhey --
"Why me, Lord?" : practicing lament at the foot of the cross / John Swinton --
Practicing compassion for dying children / Tonya D. Armstrong --
Healing in the midst of dying : a collaborative approach to end-of-life care / Abigail Rian Evans --
Compassion : a critical component of caring and healing / Christina M. Puchalski --
Hope in the face of terminal illness / Richard Payne --
More than sparrows, less than the angels : the Christian meaning of death with dignity / Daniel P. Sulmasy --
Embracing and resisting death : a theology of justice and hope for care at the end of life / Esther E. Acolatse --
Conclusion: Attending to God in suffering : re-imagining end-of-life care / John Swinton and Richard Payne.
Responsibility: edited by John Swinton & Richard Payne.

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Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.

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