The Meanings of Death
By (author) John Bowker
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Meanings of Death by John Bowker
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521447737
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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God: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (September 2014)
Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.
Message and the Book, Hardback (October 2011)» View all books by John Bowker
A magisterial single-volume survey of the great literature of the religions of the world, from the Bible and the Quran to the Vedas and The Analects of Confucius. Quite simply, a comprehensive guide to religions and their texts in one volume.
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