Death, Sin, and the Moral Life

Contemporary Cultural Interpretations of Death

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781555402037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Modern psychologies of death make religious and ethical, as well as scientific, judgments that inform our attitudes toward death and illness. Bonnie Miller-McLemore uncovers and critiques the assumptions, moral and otherwise, behind the contemporary "death and dying movement." She retrieves the contributions of Augustine, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Niebuhr, Tillich, and Ramsey in formulating a theologically more adequate understanding of death and illness.