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Eternal Pity Reflections on Dying

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ISBN-10: 0268027579

ISBN-13: 9780268027575

Edition: 2000

Authors: Richard John Neuhaus

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 4/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770

Introduction
Thinking about Dying: Twelve Classic Visions
The Certainty of Death (George Herbert, "Mortification")
The Figure of Death (The Katha-Upanishad)
The Romance of Death (Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son)
Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear? (Manuel Bandeira, "Profundamente")
In the Midst of Life We Are in Death (John Donne, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions)
The Morality of Death (Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find")
Death in War (William Shakespeare, Henry V, and Wilfred Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth")
Acceptance beyond Fear (Montaigne, "To Philosophize Is to Learn to Die")
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Edward FitzGerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
Fate as the Will of God (The Quran)
The Phenomenon of Hope (Dietrich von Hildebrand, Jaws of Death, Gate of Heaven)
The Irreplaceable Dead (Dylan Thomas, "A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London")
When We Die
The Experience of Death (Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych)
The Ease of Death (Ernest Sandeen, "Do Not Go Gentle")
The Testimony of the Dying (Carol Zaleski, The Life of the World to Come)
Choosing Suicide (A. Alvarez, The Savage God)
Choosing to Live (Gilbert Meilaender, "I Want to Burden My Loved Ones")
Hastening Death (Jeffrey E. Ford, "Mercy Killing at Golgotha")
Holding Still for Death (Christian de Cherge, "Last Testament")
When Others Die
The Experience of Grief (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed)
Burying the Dead (Ralph Abernathy, And the Walls Came Tumbling Down)
Dying Alone (Alane Salierno Mason, "Reconciliation of Unbelief")
Watching Others Die (Peter De Vries, The Blood of the Lamb)
The Uses of Ritual (Milton Himmelfarb, "Going to Shul")
Refusing Consolation (Jody Bottum, "All That Lives Must Die")
The Life of the World to Come (The Book of Common Prayer)
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