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The sacred art of dying : how world religions understand death

Author: Kenneth Kramer
Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Kramer
ISBN: 0809129426 9780809129423
OCLC Number: 16805988
Description: iv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The three faces of death (Physical, psychological and spiritual) --
2. Hindu attitudes toward death (Reincarnation and moksha) --
3. Buddhist attitudes toward death (Region of the deathless) --
4. Zen attitudes toward death (The great death) --
5. Tibetan attitudes toward death (The clear lights) --
6. Chinese attitudes toward death (Veneration of ancestors) --
7. Mesopotamian and Egyptian attitudes toward death (Weighing of the soul) --
8. Greek attitudes toward death (Immortality of the soul) --
9. Hebraic attitudes toward death (Messianic hopes) --
10. Christian attitudes toward death (Resurrection of the body) --
11. Islamic attitudes toward death (The day of judgment) --
12. American Indian attitudes toward death (Keeping of the soul) --
13. Dying all deaths (Reincarnation and resurrection) --
14. Dying before dying: the experience of rebirth (Confession, conversion, and confirmation).
Responsibility: Kenneth Paul Kramer.

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