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The Sacred Art of Dying : How World Religions Understand Death - Kenneth Kraemer

The Sacred Art of Dying

How World Religions Understand Death

Paperback Published: 1st March 1988
ISBN: 9780809129423
Number Of Pages: 226

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Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings, and rituals which present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

Prefacep. 1
Beginning: Dialogue with Deathp. 5
The Three Faces of Deathp. 11
Hindu Attitudes Toward Deathp. 27
Buddhist Attitudes Toward Deathp. 43
Zen Attitudes Toward Deathp. 58
Tibetan Attitudes Toward Deathp. 70
Chinese Attitudes Toward Deathp. 81
Mesopotamian and Egyptian Attitudes Toward Deathp. 94
Greek Attitudes Toward Deathp. 110
Hebraic Attitudes Toward Deathp. 122
Christian Attitudes Toward Deathp. 139
Islamic Attitudes Toward Deathp. 157
American Indian Attitudes Toward Deathp. 169
Dying All Deathsp. 178
Dying Before Dying: The Experience of Rebirthp. 187
Ending: Last Wordsp. 198
Bibliographyp. 202
Appendix: Selected Journal Writingsp. 207
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780809129423
ISBN-10: 0809129426
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st March 1988
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32