Loss: Understanding America's Religious Diversity

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Helps Christians understand the complex attitudes toward illness and death among the many faiths of their neighbors. Mosher lets us listen in as nurses, physicians, chaplains, religious leaders, and laypersons wrestle with questions such as:
  • Why are we here and what is our destiny?
  • What causes illness?
  • What happens when we die, and what ...
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Overview

Helps Christians understand the complex attitudes toward illness and death among the many faiths of their neighbors. Mosher lets us listen in as nurses, physicians, chaplains, religious leaders, and laypersons wrestle with questions such as:
  • Why are we here and what is our destiny?
  • What causes illness?
  • What happens when we die, and what should happen to the body of the deceased?
  • How does our religion help us handle the grieving process?
  • How does our religion help us make decisions about medical treatment options?
Like all books in this series, it is intended for interfaith education in both parish and classroom. Includes quick guides to various religions, glossary, recommended reading list.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596270596
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Faith in the Neighborhood Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Series Preface     ix
What We Are     1
What Are We?
Where Do We Come From?
Where Are We Going?
Being Human
When We're Ailing     37
Attitudes Toward Illness
"Traditional" versus "Western"
Patient Preferences
Spiritual Caregiving
Postponing Death, Extending Life     71
Life-Extending Technology
Organ Transplantation
Allowing Natural Death
Transition     100
When Death Is Imminent
Once Death Has Come
Disposing of the Body
Death's Demands
Recovery     137
Mourning at the Time of Death
The Mid-Stages of Grieving
Anniversaries
When Loss Is Multireligious
Reflections
Resources     169
Quick Information Guide to Religions     169
For General Reading     183
Glossary     184
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