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Patterns of Transcendence: Religion, Death, and Dying / Edition 2
     

Patterns of Transcendence: Religion, Death, and Dying / Edition 2

by David Chidester
 

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ISBN-10: 0534506070

ISBN-13: 9780534506070

Pub. Date: 08/03/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This cross-cultural text examines social, religious, and cultural approaches to death and dying across Eastern and Western cultures and religious traditions. Organization of the book begins with an examination of death and dying among non-literate peoples in different parts of the world, then covers Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Japanese approaches, Western

Overview


This cross-cultural text examines social, religious, and cultural approaches to death and dying across Eastern and Western cultures and religious traditions. Organization of the book begins with an examination of death and dying among non-literate peoples in different parts of the world, then covers Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Japanese approaches, Western patterns of transcendence (ancient Middle East, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic), and concludes with a chapter on death and dying in contemporary America. It discusses four patterns of transcendence: ancestral, experiential, cultural, and mythic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534506070
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/03/2001
Series:
Religion Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. Religion, Death, and Dying. 2. Indigenous Transcendence. 3. Asian Transcendence. 4. The Tibetan Book of the Dead. 5. Abrahamic Transcendence. 6. The Divine Comedy. 7. Living Transcendence. Index.

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