The Christian art of dying : learning from Jesus / Allen Verhey.

By: Verhey, Allen
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011Description: xiii, 409 p. : ill. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780802866721 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0802866727 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Death -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityDDC classification: 241/.69709 LOC classification: BT825 | .V47 2011
Contents:
Part 1. Medicalized dying -- From "tame death" to "medicalized death" -- In praise of medicine : and what went wrong on the way to "medicalization" -- Challenging "medicalization" : patient rights, "natural death," and hospice -- The silence and surrender of the church -- Part 2. Ars moriendi -- Death and the art of dying in the fifteenth century -- The "commendation of death" -- The "temptacions" and the virtues -- The temptations and the virtues : an assessment -- "Interrogaciones," "instructions," and prayers -- Part 3. Faith and faithfulness in the face of death : toward a contemporary ars moriendi -- A "commendacion" of life -- The "instruction" : remember and follow Jesus -- The virtues for dying well -- Part 4. The practices of Christian community and the practices of dying well and caring well for the dying -- Gathering on the Lord's day -- Some practices old and new -- The practice of care -- Last words.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1. Medicalized dying -- From "tame death" to "medicalized death" -- In praise of medicine : and what went wrong on the way to "medicalization" -- Challenging "medicalization" : patient rights, "natural death," and hospice -- The silence and surrender of the church -- Part 2. Ars moriendi -- Death and the art of dying in the fifteenth century -- The "commendation of death" -- The "temptacions" and the virtues -- The temptations and the virtues : an assessment -- "Interrogaciones," "instructions," and prayers -- Part 3. Faith and faithfulness in the face of death : toward a contemporary ars moriendi -- A "commendacion" of life -- The "instruction" : remember and follow Jesus -- The virtues for dying well -- Part 4. The practices of Christian community and the practices of dying well and caring well for the dying -- Gathering on the Lord's day -- Some practices old and new -- The practice of care -- Last words.

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