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The Christian Art of Dying: Learning From Jesus

Allen Verhey
Format
Book
Published
Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780802866721, 0802866727
Contents
  • Part 1. Medicalized dying
  • From "tame death" to "medicalized death"
  • In praise of medicine : and what went wrong on the way to "medicalization"
  • Challenging "medicalization" : patient rights, "natural death," and hospice
  • The silence and surrender of the church
  • Part 2. Ars moriendi
  • Death and the art of dying in the fifteenth century
  • The "commendation of death"
  • The "temptacions" and the virtues
  • The temptations and the virtues : an assessment
  • "Interrogaciones," "instructions," and prayers
  • Part 3. Faith and faithfulness in the face of death : toward a contemporary ars moriendi
  • A "commendacion" of life
  • The "instruction" : remember and follow Jesus
  • The virtues for dying well
  • Part 4. The practices of Christian community and the practices of dying well and caring well for the dying
  • Gathering on the Lord's day
  • Some practices old and new
  • The practice of care
  • Last words.
Description
xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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