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Death and religion : the basics / Candi K. Cann

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BL504 .C36 2023


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Cann, Candi K., author.
Publication Info.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023.
Publication Info.


xviii, 170 pages ; 21 cm.
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Routledge - the basics ; Book 182
Basics (Routledge (Firm))
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Death and Religion: The Basics provides a thorough and accessible introduction to dying, death, grief and conceptions of the afterlife in world religions. It leads readers through considerations of how we understand meanings of death and after-death, and the theories and practices attached to these states of being, with recourse to various religious worldviews: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Chinese Religions and Native American belief systems. This inter-religious approach provides a rich, dynamic survey of varying and evolving cultural attitudes to death. Topics covered include: Religious perspectives of "the good death" Grief, bereavement, and mourning Stages and definitions of death Burial, cremation and disposition Remembrance rituals Religious theories of the afterlife Death and technology Featuring a glossary, suggestions for further reading in each chapter and key terms, this is the ideal text for students approaching the intersection of death and religion for the first time, and those in the fields of religious studies, thanatology, anthropology, philosophy and sociology"-- Provided by publisher.
Death -- Religious aspects.
Death -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00888649
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Online version: Cann, Candi K. Death and religion. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023 9780429655876 (OCoLC)1350797320
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