Christian Art of Dying Learning from Jesus

ISBN-10: 0802866727
ISBN-13: 9780802866721
Edition: 2011
Authors: Allen Verhey
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Description: In this work, Allen Verhey sets out to help the church recapture dying from the medical world. Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey turns finally to the accounts of Jesus' death on the cross,  More...

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 423
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

In this work, Allen Verhey sets out to help the church recapture dying from the medical world. Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey turns finally to the accounts of Jesus' death on the cross, which provide a truly useful paradigm.

Preface
Introduction
Medicalized Dying
From "Tame Death" to "Medicalized Death"
Tame Death
Medicalized Dying
The Triumph of Death in the Medicalization of It
In Praise of Medicine - and What Went Wrong on the Way to "Medicalization"
In Praise of Medicine
From Hippocrates to Bacon to Medicalization
Challenging "Medicalization": Patient Rights, "Natural Death," and Hospice
Bioethics and the Movement for Patient Rights
The Death Awareness Movement and "Natural" Death
The Hospice Movement
Conclusion
The Silence and Surrender of the Church
Ars Moriendi
Death and the Art of Dying in the Fifteenth Century
The Black Death and Plague
The "Great Schism" in the Western Church
Jean Charlier Gerson and His Pastoral Handbook at Constance
Ars Moriendi
The "Commendacion of Death"
Should We Commend the "Commendacion" of Death?
The "Temptacions" and the Virtues
The Temptation to Lose Faith
The Virtue of Faith
The Temptation to Despair
The Virtue of Hope
The Temptation to Impatience
The Virtues of Love and Patience
The Temptation to Pride
The Virtue of Humility
The Temptation to Avarice
The Virtue of "Letting Go"
The Death of Moriens
The Temptations and the Virtues: An Assessment
The Deathbed Drama
The Virtues
"Interrogaciones," "Instruccions," and Prayers
The "Interrogaciones"
The "Interrogaciones": An Assessment
The "Instruccion": Christ as Paradigm
The "Instruccion": An Assessment
An "Instruccion" to Friends and Caregivers
An "Instruccion" to Friends and Caregivers: An Assessment
Prayers
Prayers: An Assessment
Faith and Faithfulness in the Face of Death: Toward a Contemporary Ars Moriendi
A "Commendacion" of Life
The Resurrection
Israel's Hope and Consolation
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Hope of the Church
Life Is Good - but Not the Greatest Good
The "Instruccion": Remember and Follow Jesus
Cautions
Gethsemane
No Gethsemane: The Difference John Makes
The Words from the Cross
Remembering the Caregivers
The Virtues for Dying Well
Faith
Hope
Love
Patience
Humility
Letting Go/Serenity/Generosity
Courage
The Practices of Christian Community and the Practices of Dying Well and Caring Well for the Dying
Gathering on the Lord's Day
The Practice of Gathering
The Practice of Reading Scripture Together
The Practice of Prayer
The Practice of the Sacraments
Some Practices Old and New
The Practices of Mourning and Comforting
The Practice of Funerals
The Practice of Remembering Saints
The Practice of Catechesis
The Practice of Advance Directives
The Practice of Discourse and Discernment
The Practice of Care
Last Words
Subject and Name Index
Scripture Index

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