Reflections on Death, Dying and Bereavement: A Manual for Clergy, Counsellors and Speakers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Reflections on Death, Dying and Bereavement

A Manual for Clergy, Counsellors and Speakers, 1st Edition

By William A Smith

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100 pages

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The methodology of "Reflections on Death, Dying and Bereavement" is mainly philosophical. It is intended to complement scriptural and theological studies. The volume has five main sections that are further divided by chapter. The first section contains foundational considerations. Since the belief in a continuation of life after death or reunion with deceased loved ones offers consolation to many people, the book examines the possibility of human immortality. Various rational arguments are also presented.

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1

Human Immortality

Supplementary Texts

CHAPTER 2

The Problem of Evil and Human Suffering

Supplementary Texts

CHAPTER 3

Reflections of Philosophers, Novelists, Poets, and Other Writers on Life, Death, and Immortality

Theistic Philosophers

Atheistic/Agnostic Philosophers

Pagan Philosophers

Novelists, Poets, and Other Writers

CHAPTER 4

Grief and Bereavement

Death of a Husband

Death of a Wife

Death of a Child

Death of a Parent

Death of a Sibling

Suggested Readings

Supplementary Texts

Conclusion

Appendix I. Suicide and Euthanasia

Supplementary Texts

Appendix II. The Hospice Movement

Appendix III. The Funeral Director

Bibliography

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health