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A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies

Label
A brief history of death
Title
A brief history of death
Statement of responsibility
Douglas J. Davies
Title variation
Death
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Davies, Douglas James
Dewey number
306.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.D383 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Blackwell brief histories of religion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Death
  • Death in art
  • Attitude to death
  • Thanatology
Label
A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-179) and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. Journey beyond. Gilgamesh ; Adam and Eve ; Death, sin and atonement ; Resurrection-transcendence ; Release-transcendence ; Self-transcendence ; Hope and faith ; To be or not to be ; Traditional futures ; The uneasy species ; Death our future ; Autobiographical history of death ; Methods of approach ; Words against death ; Myth again -- pt. 2. Parting's sweet sorrow. Relationships, death and destiny ; Family bonds ; Hell, life and work ; Secular ethics and loss ; Freud and Bowlby ; Grief-stages ; Fixing the unfixable ; Helplessness ; Aberbach and charisma ; World religions ; Identity and religions ; Identity's demise and death ; Adulthood-childhood, maturity and death of parents ; Moral-somatic links ; Spiritualism ; Departure -- pt. 3. Removing the dead. Souls ; Status and destiny ; Ritual change ; Resurrection ; Secular trends ; Changing times ; Default religion ; From respect to dignity ; Death-style and belief ; Cremated remains ; Space, cryogenics and computers
  • pt. 4. Ecology, death and hope. Criminals, heretics, bodies and belief ; Dying at home ; Hospice ; Symbolic bodies ; American ways of death ; Ecology ; Hope springs eternal ; Forest ; Positive and negative dust ; Ethics and spirituality at large ; Death's paradigm shift ; Ecological immortality -- pt. 5. Art, literature and music. Variety ; Bible ; Dante ; Milton ; Secular strains ; Art ; Portraying the dead ; Religious fusion ; Hope -- pt. 6. Places of memory. Myth ; The dynamics of memorial sites ; Locating hope: the dynamics of memorial sites ; Place and hope ; How to speak of the dead? ; Location 1: graveyard and cemetery ; Hope 1: eternal, eschatological form of identity ; Location 2: internal, the retrospective fulfilment [sic] of identity ; Memorial texts ; The National Memorial Arboretum ; Lifestyle - death-style -- pt. 7. Fear of death. A mythical form ; Hinduism, Buddhism ; Christianity ; Albert Schweitzer and C.S. Lewis ; Essential fear ; Plague ; Modern devastations ; Philosophical fears ; Psychology and fear of death ; Picasso ; Fears real and imagined ; Contemporary fears ; Imaginative fears ; Fear abolished -- pt. 8. Purposeful and useless death. Power of death ; Warfare ; Genocide ; Violence at heart ; Disasters ; Baby-death ; Suicide - euthanasia ; Offending deaths ; Illness and death ; The future of death ; Christian eternal life ; Death's margins ; Age and death ; Hopeless non-places ; 2020 time and vision ; The world's death
Control code
ocm55495037
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 184 p.
Isbn
9781405101820
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004011683
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1405101822
Label
A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-179) and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. Journey beyond. Gilgamesh ; Adam and Eve ; Death, sin and atonement ; Resurrection-transcendence ; Release-transcendence ; Self-transcendence ; Hope and faith ; To be or not to be ; Traditional futures ; The uneasy species ; Death our future ; Autobiographical history of death ; Methods of approach ; Words against death ; Myth again -- pt. 2. Parting's sweet sorrow. Relationships, death and destiny ; Family bonds ; Hell, life and work ; Secular ethics and loss ; Freud and Bowlby ; Grief-stages ; Fixing the unfixable ; Helplessness ; Aberbach and charisma ; World religions ; Identity and religions ; Identity's demise and death ; Adulthood-childhood, maturity and death of parents ; Moral-somatic links ; Spiritualism ; Departure -- pt. 3. Removing the dead. Souls ; Status and destiny ; Ritual change ; Resurrection ; Secular trends ; Changing times ; Default religion ; From respect to dignity ; Death-style and belief ; Cremated remains ; Space, cryogenics and computers
  • pt. 4. Ecology, death and hope. Criminals, heretics, bodies and belief ; Dying at home ; Hospice ; Symbolic bodies ; American ways of death ; Ecology ; Hope springs eternal ; Forest ; Positive and negative dust ; Ethics and spirituality at large ; Death's paradigm shift ; Ecological immortality -- pt. 5. Art, literature and music. Variety ; Bible ; Dante ; Milton ; Secular strains ; Art ; Portraying the dead ; Religious fusion ; Hope -- pt. 6. Places of memory. Myth ; The dynamics of memorial sites ; Locating hope: the dynamics of memorial sites ; Place and hope ; How to speak of the dead? ; Location 1: graveyard and cemetery ; Hope 1: eternal, eschatological form of identity ; Location 2: internal, the retrospective fulfilment [sic] of identity ; Memorial texts ; The National Memorial Arboretum ; Lifestyle - death-style -- pt. 7. Fear of death. A mythical form ; Hinduism, Buddhism ; Christianity ; Albert Schweitzer and C.S. Lewis ; Essential fear ; Plague ; Modern devastations ; Philosophical fears ; Psychology and fear of death ; Picasso ; Fears real and imagined ; Contemporary fears ; Imaginative fears ; Fear abolished -- pt. 8. Purposeful and useless death. Power of death ; Warfare ; Genocide ; Violence at heart ; Disasters ; Baby-death ; Suicide - euthanasia ; Offending deaths ; Illness and death ; The future of death ; Christian eternal life ; Death's margins ; Age and death ; Hopeless non-places ; 2020 time and vision ; The world's death
Control code
ocm55495037
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 184 p.
Isbn
9781405101820
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004011683
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1405101822

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