The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death

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Paulist Press, 1988 - Religion - 226 pages
Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.
 

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Contents

III
11
IV
27
V
43
VI
70
VII
81
VIII
94
IX
110
X
122
XII
157
XIII
169
XIV
178
XV
187
XVI
198
XVII
202
XVIII
207
XIX
223

XI
139

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Page 21 - Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the gravedigger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries.
Page 20 - Then all the dogs came running And dug the dog a tomb And wrote upon the tombstone For the eyes of dogs to come: A dog came in the kitchen And stole a crust of bread.

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