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The Resource Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites, Douglas J. Davies

Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites, Douglas J. Davies

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Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites
Title
Death, ritual and belief
Title remainder
the rhetoric of funerary rites
Statement of responsibility
Douglas J. Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Describing a great variety of funeral ritual from major world religions and from local traditions, this book shows how cultures not only cope with corpses but also create an added value for living through the growth of afterlife beliefs." "The explosion of interest in death in recent years reflects the key theme of this book - the rhetoric of death - the way cultures use the most potent weapon of words to bring new power to life. This new edition is one third longer than the original with new material on the death of Jesus, the most theorized death ever which offers a useful case study for students." "There is also empirical material from contemporary/recent events such as the death of Diana and an expanded section on theories of grief which will make the book more attractive to death counsellors."--BOOK JACKET
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Davies, Douglas James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
Label
Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites, Douglas J. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
6432061
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
viii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780826454836
Lccn
2001047193
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001047193
  • 6432061
  • (BNAtoc) 2001047193
Label
Death, ritual and belief : the rhetoric of funerary rites, Douglas J. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
6432061
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
viii, 263 p.
Isbn
9780826454836
Lccn
2001047193
System control number
  • (DLC) 2001047193
  • 6432061
  • (BNAtoc) 2001047193

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