The Meanings of Death / Edition 1

The Meanings of Death / Edition 1

by John Bowker, John Bowker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521447739

ISBN-13: 9780521447737

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In The Meanings of Death, John Bowker offers a major contribution to debates about the value of death and its place in both Western and Eastern religions. Examining the themes of friendship and sacrifice in the world's major religions, Bowker argues that there are points of vital contact with secular understandings of death, and that religious and secular attitudes…  See more details below

Overview

In The Meanings of Death, John Bowker offers a major contribution to debates about the value of death and its place in both Western and Eastern religions. Examining the themes of friendship and sacrifice in the world's major religions, Bowker argues that there are points of vital contact with secular understandings of death, and that religious and secular attitudes can support and reinforce one another. An affirmative recovery of the value of death is important in our response to bereavement, and in the treatment of the terminally ill. By indicating how value can be maintained at the limit of life, without a search for illusory compensation in an afterlife beyond it, Bowker enriches our experience and understanding of the 'final question' in a way which is always sensitive and often moving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521447737
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
Canto Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Death and the origins of religion; Part II. Religions and the origin of death: 2. Judaism; 3. Christianity; 4. Islam; 5. Hinduism; 6. Buddhism; Part III Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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