The Meanings of Death Paperback

by John Bowker;

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The Meanings of Death

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In The Meanings of Death, John Bowker offers a major contribution to debates about the value of death and its place in both Western and Eastern religions. Examining the themes of friendship and sacrifice in the world's major religions, Bowker argues that there are points of vital contact with secular understandings of death, and that religious and secular attitudes can support and reinforce one another. An affirmative recovery of the value of death is important in our response to bereavement, and in the treatment of the terminally ill. By indicating how value can be maintained at the limit of life, without a search for illusory compensation in an afterlife beyond it, Bowker enriches our experience and understanding of the 'final question' in a way which is always sensitive and often moving.

The Meanings of Death by John Bowker was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1993 and is our 43710th best seller. The ISBN for The Meanings of Death is 9780521447737.

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Details for The Meanings of Death

Page last updated 7th July 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 1993)
EditionNew ed
Number of Pages260
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code26162
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