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Patterns of Transcendence Religion, Death, and Dying

ISBN-10: 0534506070
ISBN-13: 9780534506070
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: David Chidester
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Description: This cross-cultural text examines social, religious, and cultural approaches to death and dying across Eastern and Western cultures and religious traditions. Organization of the book begins with an examination of death and dying among non-literate  More...

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Book details

List price: $117.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.21" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This cross-cultural text examines social, religious, and cultural approaches to death and dying across Eastern and Western cultures and religious traditions. Organization of the book begins with an examination of death and dying among non-literate peoples in different parts of the world, then covers Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese, and Japanese approaches, Western patterns of transcendence (ancient Middle East, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic), and concludes with a chapter on death and dying in contemporary America. It discusses four patterns of transcendence: ancestral, experiential, cultural, and mythic.

Preface
Religion, Death, and Dying
Death and Human Persons
Biological Death
Psychological Death
Sociological Death
Death and Religious Transcendence
Ancestral Transcendence
Experiential Transcendence
Cultural Transcendence
Mythic Transcendence
Death and Religious Practices
Arts of Dying
Rituals of Death
Religion, Death, and Dying
References
Indigenous Transcendence
Australian Dreamtime
The Dreaming
Initiation
Death Rituals
African Ancestors
The Origin of Death
Ancestors
Death Rituals
American Spirits
Forests
Deserts
Indigenous Transcendence
References
Asian Transcendence
Hindu Liberation
Vedic Ritual
Liberating Knowledge
Liberating Devotion
Buddhist Meditation
Nirvana
Death Meditations
Chinese Harmony
Confucian Balance
Taoist Immortality
Buddhist Rebirth
Japanese Disciplines
Zen Masters
Bushido Warriors
Asian Transcendence
References
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Dying
Chikhai Bardo
The Hour of Death
Illusions
Chonyid Bardo
Mental Life After Death
Rebirth
Sidpa Bardo
Reincarnation
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
References
Abrahamic Transcendence
Ancient Myths
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Persia
Jewish Resurrection
Ancient Israel
Apocalypse
The World to Come
Christian Eschatology
Immortality and Resurrection
The Return of Jesus
Waiting for the End
Islamic Mystics
Qur'an and Tradition
Sufi Mystics
Abrahamic Transcendence
References
The Divine Comedy
Hell
Descent
Continuity
Tours of Hell
Purgatory
Purification
Myth and Ritual
Catholics and Protestants
Heaven
Ascent
The Vision of God
The Divine Comedy
References
Living Transcendence
Grieving
Grief, Bereavement, and Mourning
Modern Management
Mediating Grief
Communicating
Exchanging
Apologizing
Teaching
Channeling
Memorializing
Memorial Space
Memorial Time
Moving Memorials
Living
Secular Spirituality
Ordinary Transcendence
Living Transcendence
References
Index

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