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The Christian art of dying : learning from Jesus

Author: Allen Verhey
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Verhey
ISBN: 9780802866721 0802866727
OCLC Number: 719426766
Description: xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Allen Verhey.
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Allen Verhey is professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School. His other books include Reading the Bible in the Strange World of Medicine, Nature and Altering It, and Remembering Jesus: Read more...

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