Author : Allen Verhey
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2011-11-28
Pages : 409
ISBN : 9780802866721
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Medical

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DESCRIPTION : A renowned ethicist who himself faced death during a recent life-threatening illness, Allen Verhey in The Christian Art of Dying sets out to recapture dying from the medical world. Seeking to counter the medicalization of death that is so prevalent today, Verhey revisits the fifteenth-century Ars Moriendi, an illustrated spiritual self-help manual on "the art of dying." Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its Stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey uncovers in the biblical accounts of Jesus' death a truly helpful paradigm for dying well and faithfully.

Author : Rob Moll
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-11-21
Pages : 192
ISBN : 0830867171
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers

Author : Kenneth Kramer
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 1988
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0809129426
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

Author : Kerry Walters
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2011
Pages : 250
ISBN : 9781570759246
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Offers guidance on dying and living through the descriptions of the lives and virtues of nine inspirational men and women, including Joseph Bernardin, Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander.

Author : Christopher P. Vogt
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2004
Pages : 161
ISBN : 0742531864
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : By mining the rich tradition of virtue ethics, Christopher Vogt uses the virtues of patience, compassion, and hope as a framework for specifying the shape of a good death, and for naming the practices Christians should develop to live well and die well. Bringing together historical, biblical, and contemporary sources in Christian ethics, Vogt provides a long-overdue theological analysis of the ars moriendi or "art of dying" literature of four centuries ago. Through a careful analysis of Luke's passion narrative, Vogt uses Jesus as the primary model for being patient in the face of death and for dying well.

Author : Austra Reinis
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2007
Pages : 290
ISBN : 0754654397
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : This study focuses on the earliest of Protestant handbooks that addressed the subject of death and dying. Beginning with Luther's Sermon on Preparing to Die in 1519 and ending with Jakob Otter's Christlich leben vnd sterben in 1528, it explores how Luther and his colleagues adopted traditional themes and motifs, transforming them to accord with their conviction that Christians could be certain of their salvation. It further shows how Luther's colleagues drew on his writings, not only his teaching on dying, but also other writings including his sermons on the sacraments. The study concludes that the assurance of salvation that these works offered represented a significant change from traditional teaching on death.

Author : Martin Moller
Publisher : Quiet Waters Publications
Release : 2014-07
Pages : 220
ISBN : 1931475652
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : This important devotional book emerged in the wake of the 16th century literacy movement sweeping through Germany, Europe, and the entire world. Offering profound perspectives of the ever-present reality of death, Martin Moller addresses a need impossible to underestimate, particularly in his day. With language that is approachable, direct, graceful, and dignified, Moller's caring narrative remains just as elemental in our age, whether for pastoral care, unforeseen emergencies, palliative supervision, or for the mental, emotional, and spiritual anticipation of death. Moller's simultaneous appreciation of life -of its astounding energy and miraculous beauty- endows readers and listeners with enduring comfort and steadfast spiritual shelter.

Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-02-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781501135323
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

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DESCRIPTION : A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.

Author : Fred Craddock
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2012-07-01
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9781441238818
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : The church does not cope very well with dying. Instead of using its own resources to mount a positive end-of-life ministry for the terminally ill, it outsources care to secular models, providers, and services. A terminal diagnosis typically triggers denial of impending death and placing faith in the techniques and resources of modern medicine. If a cure is not forthcoming, the patient and his or her loved ones experience a sense of failure and bitter disappointment. This book offers a critical analysis of the church's failure to communicate constructively about dying, reminding the church of its considerable liturgical, scriptural, and pastoral resources when it ministers to the terminally ill. The authors, who have all been personally and professionally involved in end-of-life issues, suggest practical, theological bases for speaking about dying, communicating with those facing death, and preaching about dying. They explore how dying--in baptism--begins and informs the Christian's life story. They also emphasize that the narrative of faith embraces dying, and they remind readers of scriptural and christological resources that can lead toward a "good dying." In addition, they present current best practices from health professionals for communication among caregivers and those facing death. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

Author : Matthew Levering
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2018-01-23
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781467449571
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : In this rich book Matthew Levering explores nine key virtues that we need to die (and live) well: love, hope, faith, penitence, gratitude, solidarity, humility, surrender, and courage. Retrieving and engaging a variety of biblical, theological, historical, and medical resources, Levering journeys through the various stages and challenges of the dying process, beginning with the fear of annihilation and continuing through repentance and gratitude, suffering and hope, before arriving finally at the courage needed to say goodbye to one’s familiar world. Grounded in careful readings of Scripture, the theological tradition, and contemporary culture, Dying and the Virtues comprehensively and beautifully shows how these nine virtues effectively unite us with God, the One who alone can conquer death.