Understanding Death Hardback

An Introduction to Ideas of Self and the Afterlife in World Religions

by Angela Sumegi;


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Understanding Death

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A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. * Considers shared and differing views of death across the world's major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death* Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the‘self' or soul* Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding* Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

Understanding Death by Angela Sumegi was published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd in August 2013. The ISBN for Understanding Death is 9781405153706.

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Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd (August 2013)
Weight506g
Number of Pages280
Thickness19 mm
Height238 mm
Width162 mm
ISBN9781405153706
ISBN-101405153709
Product Code4041853
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