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Mystery of Suffering and Death

ISBN-10: 0159505755
ISBN-13: 9780159505755
Edition: 2000
Authors: Janie Gustafson
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harcourt Religion Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Preface
The Mystery of Suffering and Death
The Pain of Being Human
Down but Not Out
An Uphill Battle
What Is Pain?
Types of Pain
Causes of Pain
A World with No Suffering
Michael
No Pain, No Gain
The Drama of Suffering
Suffering and Love
No Greater Love
Suffering and Faith
Jesus Suffered
How Fast Can You Bounce Back?
The Reality of Death
After the Shooting
A Fact of Life
Some Basic Questions
Why Some People Deny Death
The Fear of Death
The Communion of Saints
How Long Will You Live?
Why Did This Happen
Without Warning
Unanswered Questions
Our Quest for Justice
Punishment for Sin
Why This Idea Is Inadequate
A Test of Faith
A Form of Discipline
Suffering and Freedom
The Suffering Servant
Following Jesus
From Victim to Victor
Healthy and Unhealthy Reactions
Gambling with Life
Staring Death in the Face
Death Is Final
Death as a Way Out
Death as Self-Sacrifice
Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941)
Jean Donovan (1953-1980)
Death as the Beginning of New Life
Where You Stand
Dealing with Suffering
The Grieving Process
Journey through Grief
Types of Loss
Reacting to Loss
Psychological Responses to Death
The Nature of Grief
Grief Does End
Working through Grief
The Ministry of Consolation
What You Can Do
The Stages of Death and Dying
Living with Cancer
When Death Hits Home
Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance
Jesus' Attitude toward His Own Death
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Your Last Words
The Dignity of Every Human Life
"Will I Live to Be Seventeen?"
How Much Is Too Much?
What's the Point?
Human Dignity
Redemptive Suffering
Voluntary Active Euthanasia (VAE)
Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS)
Allowing a Person to Die
Advance Directives for Health Care
Church Teaching
Your Advance Directives for Health Care
Care for the Sick and Dying
A Brighter Life
Fear of the Sick
Stereotypes
Facing Our Fears
Jesus and the Sick
Church History and Care of the Sick
The Hospice Movement
The Church Today
The Church's Social Teaching
Anointing of the Sick
Liturgy of Anointing
Visiting the Sick and the Elderly
Dealing with Death
Ancient Customs and Beliefs
A Question of Respect
True Progress
A Practical Problem
The Church and Cremation
Temple of the Holy Spirit
Christian Customs and Beliefs
The Steamer Truck Mystery
Important Keepsakes
Early Christian Burial Customs
The Catacombs
Relics
Saint Peter's Basilica
Remembering the Dead Today
What About You?
Americans and Death
A Grave Problem
Place of Culture
Death in Colonial America
Embalming
Coffins
Hearses
Bells
Burial Places and Markers
Black Slaves and Death
American Civil Customs
American Holidays
Catholic Cemeteries
Cemetery Art
When Someone Dies
An Open or Shut Case
Knowing What to Say and Do
Where to Start
Notifying Others
Expressions of Sympathy
Visitation at the Funeral Home
The Wake and Vigil Service
The Funeral Service
Memorial Services
Memorials
Prayers for the Dead
When You Die
The Challenge of Hope
Life Everlasting
Close Encounters
Life after Life
Resurrection of the Dead
Particular Judgment
Heaven
Hell
The Last Judgment
Celebrating Belief in Eternal Life
A Life of Virtue
Catholic Rituals
Symbols of New Life
Celebrating New Life
The Easter Triduum
Order of Christian Funerals
The Rite of Baptism
Planning Your Funeral
Gospel Living
Senseless Violence
A Way of Life
Domestic Violence
Drunk Driving
Abortion
War
Christian Ethics and Warfare
Captial Punishment
The Church's Stance
Being a Peacemaker
Hope and Healing
The Miracle Girl
The Power of Prayer
The Nature of Christian Hope
Seeing God's Face
A Lifelong Process
Utilitarian vs. Contemplative Prayer
Stages of Faith
Paradoxical Faith
Incarnational Faith
The Bread of Life
Celebrating Life and Healing
Being an Agent of Hope and Healing
Legal Aspects of Death
The Death Certificate
Disposition of the Body
Embalming
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Writing a Will
Church Law
Your Will
Financial Aspects of Death
Traditional Funeral Costs
The Funeral Director's Services
Casket
Embalming
Transportation
Cemetery Expenses
Grave Markers or Monuments
Miscellaneous Expenses
Financial Resources
Some Alternatives
Pre-Planning
Before You Go
Glossary
Index

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