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Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites

Author: Douglas J Davies
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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Describing a great variety of funeral rituals from major world religions and from local traditions, this book shows how cultures not only cope with corpses but also create an added value for living  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Named Person: Jesus af Nazareth, Jesus Kristus; Diana Frances Spencer, Prinsesse Diana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas J Davies
ISBN: 0826454836 9780826454836 0826454844 9780826454843
OCLC Number: 467138485
Notes: Originalår: 1997
Description: viii, 263 s
Contents: Symbols, death and dying; rituals and corpses; soul, ethics and destiny; ancestors and identity; ghosts, purity and the influential dead; theories of grief; memorials; sacrifice, violence and conquest; the death of Jesus and Christianity; death, grief and the birth of religions.
Responsibility: Douglas J. Davies

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"Professor Douglas Davies' perceptive and thought-provoking book... provides a rich framework in which to consider the perennial questions of the human response to death. From this book, the fruit of Read more...

 
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