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Description - A Brief History of Death by Douglas Davies

Death is a subject of enduring interest in every culture in the world. The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. Douglas J. Davies, internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field, tackles some of the most significant aspects of death - the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies - and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405101837
ISBN-10: 1405101830
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 144mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Douglas Davies

Douglas J. Davies is a Professor in the Department of Theology at Durham University. He is widely acknowledged as one of the worlda s leading experts in the history, theology and sociology of death. His books include: Anthropology and Theology (2002); Death, Ritual and Belief, Second edition (2001); Themes and Issues in Christianity (1998); Transforming Mormon Identities (1998); Reusing Old Graves (1995); and Church and Religion in Rural England (1991). He has also published a large number of articles on death, and contemporary Christianity.

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