This book appropriately helps us recover our voices as a people taught to speak by the one who died on a cross." --Stanley Hauerwas (from the foreword) "This book is written with a pastoral heart and a prophet's voice.
Author: Fred Craddock
Publisher: Baker Books
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.
Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.
Author: Louis Heyse-Moore
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people. Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects such as breaking the news of terminal illness to a patient, euthanasia and the effect of working with patients on carers, Speaking of Dying is a practical guide to using counselling skills for all clinical disciplines working in palliative care, whether in a hospice, hospital or at home. Complete with a clear explanation of both counselling and medical terminology, this hands-on guide will be an invaluable companion to anyone working in palliative care.
This book will intrigue all with an interest in considering not only death and how 9/11 changed America's views on and beliefs about it, but also considering what could lie beyond that end for all of us.
Author: Michael K. Bartalos
In the post-9/11 moments, months, and years, America has come to develop a new mortality awareness. Death, and our understanding that it can be sudden and is certainly inevitable, is being talked about more than ever before. As the team in this volume shows through groundbreaking research, surveys, interviews, and vignettes, death awareness has grown strong, and has changed the way we think and act, not only in relation to ourselves and our loved ones, but in relation to society overall. Those changes include nuances from increases in the number and size of college courses focused on death, rapid growth of death books, death photography, television shows dealing with death, as well as the recording and dissemination of death videos from those that show family members dying peacefully to the execution of terrorists or their captives. Impromptu street creations to memorialize common people who have died have emerged, as have new ways to dispose of dead bodies, including blasting ashes into space or placing them under the sea or giving them a green resting place in a natural forest. Our means of grieving, coping, and beliefs about afterlife have been altered, too. This work also includes a look at cosmologists and physicists who have revised their theories on humanity's legacy when our world meets a fateful end, who propose a means by which mankind's achievements might survive indefinitely, transporting from one universe to another without violating the known laws of physics. This book will intrigue all with an interest in considering not only death and how 9/11 changed America's views on and beliefs about it, but also considering what could lie beyond that end for all of us.
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)Publish On: 1871
But if it is absurd to say that a man is in death before he reaches death (for to
what is his course running as he passes ... dead, as much as it does so, to speak
of him as at once asleep and awake, it remains to be asked when a man is dying
Speaking of Death with the Dying 187 THB PARTICIPANTS OF DEATH John
Hinton John Hinton is an English physician and professor of psychiatry at
Middlesex Medical School . In this selection , taken from his indispensable book ,
Author: Edwin S. Shneidman
One of the most impressive facts about death today is how much and in how many different ways various aspects of death and dying are undergoing dramatic changes. Edwin Shneidman has compiled this volume to give the reader a broad-ranging view of current trends in thanatology. The result is a remarkable compendium of pertinent insights upon which to build an understanding of death in our time - death as it relates to our comprehension of ourselves and our fellow beings. Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph. D., was Professor of Thanatology (the study of death and its surrounding circumstances, as in forensic medicine) and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Life-Threatening Behavior at the University of California at Los Angeles.
It may have a double sense , “ I am every day , by reason of preaching the gospel
, exposed to dangers and death . ” For he doth speak both before and after of the
dangers he underwent in the work of preaching the gospel . “ I die daily ; " or ...
Thus for sixty years she has been living as well as speaking these words . ...
Thirty years ago , in writing to her mother , she said , in speaking of death , “ How
much we shall have to praise the Redeemer for , if we shall be permitted to meet
Thy death , ” says the Apocryphal Gospel of Joseph , speaking of the dissolution
of our Lord ' s mother , “ as also the death of this pious man , is not death , but life
enduring to eternity . " How much clearer this Apocryphal forger is on death than
On in the adjoining room , and requested that their the Thursday preceding her death she became con prayers might be ... She addressed a few words of
enpassages speaking of the great work of the Re- couragement and exhortation
to her ...
Two KINDs of DEATH. 59 as a servant (for who can speak of that other form as it
ought to be spoken of, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God”?)—in respect, I say, to His very form as a servant,
Is he speaking of Adam ' s sin being the cause of sin and death to his posterity , in
any other sense than he spoke of Abraham being a father of circumcision to the
uncircumcised ? ( chap . iv . ) Yet no one would think of basing a doctrine on ...
... that has knowlunbuilding and building again of man : explained his present
dying mortal state , waiting for death ! edge . Then that same shall die . Is it the
unin Gen. to be , first , the organizing of dust , and put- No : he is talking of death .
Do , DEATH , through life , the grace to die a happy Cardinal Manning . death -
the dying grace , as he would The life of a ... lengthened speech in the Town
coming is most uncertain , and he Hall , Manchester . will never fear to speak of death .
... innocent are no death - beds , and no partings ! ' Speaking of one of his
children , that are dying under cruelty and starvation , that children , who died in
infancy , he said , “ Johnnie was a sweet shiver in their rags upon our streets ,
that walk ...
... is by no means the only thing which makes have only one word with which to speak of the death more or less welcome . ... reversal of all our temporal hopes ;
for beand our interlocutors , and in speaking of others reavement and for reunion
And yet the is he dying , that is , comprehended in the ' tate dead , until they rise
again , are said to be in of death . So also in the passing ... This is a fool - fect
participles but adjectives , and are declined ish way of speaking if there is no death .
An in-depth look at how mortuary cultures and issues of death and the dead in Africa have developed over four centuries In My Time of Dying is the first detailed history of death and the dead in Africa south of the Sahara.
Author: John Parker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"Why do people die and where do they go when they are dead? How should the dead be buried and mourned in order to ensure that they continue to work for the benefit of the living? How have perceptions and experiences of death and the ends of life changed over the centuries? In My Time of Dying considers these questions from the perspective of African history. In what is the first history of death in Africa, John Parker examines mortuary culture and the ongoing relationship between the living and the dead over a four-hundred year period. Focusing anecdotally on West Africa but with a comparative awareness of comparable practices throughout the continent, Parker highlights how Africans developed the world's most vibrant and recognizable cultures of death"--
Of that glory He spoke , when expounded by him who says , " Judge me , o the
devil - possessed heard Him say , " I seek ... O God , and discern [ the a man
keep my saying , he shall never see true merits of ] my cause against an unholy death .
Rajendra started speaking in Nepali , saying that as the majority of people here spoke Newari , he would speak in Newari . The doctors didn't look too pleased (
several are Brahmin ) so Rajendra laughed and then began in Nepali .
Author: Anna Robinson-Pant
Category: Social Science
The processes by which women living in rural areas of Nepal acquire literacy and deploy it for their own purposes were examined in an exploration of the diverse perspectives of policymakers, fieldworkers, and participants in gender, literacy, and development. The study combined ethnography with a research methodology called participatory rural appraisal (PRA), which began as a development planning methodology based on an empowering process that allows all people, including weaker and poorer people, to collate, present, and analyze information. The following were among the issues explored: approaches to women's literacy in Nepal; language policy in literacy programs; nongovernmental organizations versus the classroom; gender and language policy; new versus old approaches to literacy and numeracy teaching; and the role of literacy in development ideologies. The study documented how factors outside literacy classrooms, including facilitators' educational background and local concepts about education, necessitate adapting literacy practices developed in the West to the specific social contexts of rural areas in developing countries. The following are among the items in the 13 appendixes: a map of the case study areas; examples of PRA activities conducted during fieldwork; who's who in HIL (Health Is Life) and Save; notes on the Nepali caste system; HIL lesson sheet (English name writing method); Kosalee mathematics; HIL mathematics sheets; record forms to be completed by Save women's groups every month; and an example of a Save USA funding proposal. (Contains 195 references.) (MN).
Author: Methodist Episcopal ChurchPublish On: 1854
When he came to the brink of the valley of the shadow of death , the point where
potentates have trembled and the ... To one of his brethren he said , " I have
frequently heard you speak of dying grace for a dying day ; but I rather thought