Death and bereavement across cultures / edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and Bill Young.

"Death raises questions that science cannot answer. Whatever our personal beliefs, we can all gain from learning how others view these ultimate problems. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the sensitivity and understanding which we...

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Other Authors: Parkes, Colin Murray (Editor), Laungani, Pittu (Editor), Young, Bill, 1959- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Summary:"Death raises questions that science cannot answer. Whatever our personal beliefs, we can all gain from learning how others view these ultimate problems. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the sensitivity and understanding which we all bring to the issue of death.Written by international authorities in the field, this book describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions, explains their psychological and historical context, shows how customs are changed by contact with the West and considers implications for the future. It is an indispensable guide for all who work with the dying and bereaved."--Publisher description.
Physical Description:vi, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-251) and index.
ISBN:0415131367
9780415131360
0415131375
9780415131377
0203435192
9780203435199
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