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A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies, (electronic resource)

Label
A brief history of death
Title
A brief history of death
Statement of responsibility
Douglas J. Davies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies - internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field - tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.; Offers a fascinating examination of this subject which is of enduring interest in every culture in the world.; Considers the profound influence death has had on subjects ranging from philosophy to a
Member of
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Davies, Douglas James
Dewey number
306.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Series statement
Blackwell brief histories of religion
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  • Death
  • Death
  • Death
  • Death in art
Label
A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-179) and index
Color
multicolored
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: cremation and remains ; Hope 2: internal, the retrospective fulfilment of identity ; Location 3: woodland burial ; Hope 3: natural, the ecological fulfilment 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
ocn214281258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages, [6] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470776193
Note
Wiley
Other control number
10.1002/9780470776193
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214281258
Label
A brief history of death, Douglas J. Davies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-179) and index
Color
multicolored
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: cremation and remains ; Hope 2: internal, the retrospective fulfilment of identity ; Location 3: woodland burial ; Hope 3: natural, the ecological fulfilment 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
ocn214281258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages, [6] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470776193
Note
Wiley
Other control number
10.1002/9780470776193
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214281258

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