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The Hour Of Our Death

Author : Philippe Aries
ISBN : 9780804152006
Genre : Social Science
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This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Ariès shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid its respects and then moved on. Ariès identifies the first major shift in attitude with the turn of the eleventh century when a sense of individuality began to rise and with it, profound consequences: death no longer meant merely the weakening of community, but rather the destruction of self. Hence the growing fear of the afterlife, new conceptions of the Last Judgment, and the first attempts (by Masses and other rituals) to guarantee a better life in the next world. In the 1500s attention shifted from the demise of the self to that of the loved one (as family supplants community), and by the nineteenth century death comes to be viewed as simply a staging post toward reunion in the hereafter. Finally, Ariès shows why death has become such an unendurable truth in our own century—how it has been nearly banished from our daily lives—and points out what may be done to “re-tame” this secret terror. The richness of Ariès's source material and investigative work is breathtaking. While exploring everything from churches, religious rituals, and graveyards (with their often macabre headstones and monuments), to wills and testaments, love letters, literature, paintings, diaries, town plans, crime and sanitation reports, and grave robbing complaints, Aries ranges across Europe to Russia on the one hand and to England and America on the other. As he sorts out the tangled mysteries of our accumulated terrors and beliefs, we come to understand the history—indeed the pathology—of our intellectual and psychological tensions in the face of death.
Category: Social Science

Now And At The Hour Of Our Death

Author : David A. Lysik
ISBN : 1568542860
Genre : Religion
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This book presents an opportunity for you to make informed preparations for death that are guided by your knowledge and faith. This book includes information about living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and for financial management, and wills. You will also find consumer information regarding funerals, burial and cremation, and an outline of the church's funeral rite. On the pages provided, individuals can record their wishes and preparations that have been made. A great basis for parish-wide workshops during the month of November.
Category: Religion

Now And In The Hour Of Our Death

Author : Patrick Taylor
ISBN : 9781466821439
Genre : Fiction
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Nine years ago, the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland tore apart two young lovers, consuming their hopes and dreams and changing their lives forever. Now, in 1983, Davy McCutcheon and Fiona Kavanagh find themselves worlds apart. Davy, once a bomb-maker for the Provisional IRA, is serving a twenty-five-year sentence in a British prison. Having seen enough of death and violence, he wants nothing more to do with the struggle that cost him his freedom and his love. But old loyalties die hard and, despite himself, Davy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy on behalf of his fellow Provos . . . . Meanwhile, Fiona has forged a new life for herself in Vancouver, British Columbia, far away from the war-torn streets of Belfast. Now a vice-principal at a local elementary school, she has a successful career, good friends, and a new man in her life. Yet she remains haunted by painful memories of her troubled homeland—and the love she left behind.Patrick Taylor's Now and in the Hour of Our Death is a moving and compelling portrait of ordinary men and women caught up in a conflict not of their making, and of the way the past holds onto us even as we try to move on into an uncertain future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Now And At The Hour Of Our Death

Author : JSB Morse
ISBN : 9781600200540
Genre : Fiction
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"The choice to believe is yours. It's the only thing that truly is." Mary Credence wants to be a modern day Joan of Arc battling the skeptical world around her. But when the ardent virgin finds herself pregnant, she's thrust into a much bigger fight than she ever imagined. Is Mary hiding a romantic tryst in an effort to protect her father's political career, or is her baby a true modern miracle? With the help of a talented writer and a surprising medical finding, Mary attempts to convince the world of her gift and to convert a nation of cynics into believers. Now and at the Hour of Our Death challenges our notions of faith and science, all while asking the eternal question: What do you believe?
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Now And At The Hour Of Our Death

Author : Susana Moreira Marques
ISBN : 1908276622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A moving exploration of families facing death, in the voices of those affected in one rural corner of Portugal.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hour Of Our Death

Author : Ann C. Fallon
ISBN : 0671885154
Genre : Fiction
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An appearance of the Virgin Mary causes hordes of the faithful to visit a small Irish town, until the appearance of a dead body beside a sacred shrine causes Dublin solicitor James Fleming to investigate the supposed miracle. Original.
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What They Saw At The Hour Of Death

Author : Karlis Osis
ISBN : 0803893868
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Presents the results of a four-year study of fifty thousand terminally-ill patients, describing the visions and elevated moods experienced just before death
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Corpse

Author : Christine Quigley
ISBN : 9781476613772
Genre : Social Science
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Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.
Category: Social Science

Now And At The Hour Of Our Death

Author : Russell Foster
ISBN : 1979175438
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Spalding O'Connor is nearly killed by a vicious black dog who leaps out of thin air at Spalding's throat as he jogs along the edge of the Notre Dame Campus on a fine Fall afternoon. During his awkward recovery, as he relearns the use of his hands, he discovers a plot on his life arising from a priest at Notre Dame. A priest who seems to be involved in Satanism and who conspires with a computer expert from England. He and his wife go into hiding. Aided by friends, in particular an eccentric old friend, aka The Wasted Sage, he discovers a scam by one of the prominent antagonists in the culture wars among the Notre Dame faculty. He's a Priest who finds leading a satanic cult is deliciously evil and fulfills many fantasies, including sexual ones. The priest and his side-kick are both much too intelligent to be undone by a nobody like Spalding O'Connor. The atmosphere is limestone buildings with large wooden doors, satanists in cowled robes, savage black dogs and innocent, green, midwestern countryside. And virtue, corruption and satanism on the Catholic college campus of Notre Dame. A story of crime and punishment and what it is like to be alive in South Bend, Indiana at the University of Notre Dame Campus; in Morgantown WV, and in Falls Church, VA - in the time soon after 9-11. Here are images which cause the reader to stop, let their eyes go unfocused, and examine images which touch the heart. As the Wasted Sage once said, "Imagine a guy with a house like Doctor Who's Tardis. Magic, bigger on the inside than on the outside. Everything - a whole world - is in his house. All he wants. And the sonuva bitch goes outside and stands on his deck at night and stares up into space. People are like that."

The Death Class

Author : Erika Hayasaki
ISBN : 9781451642940
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A journalist details how Norma Bowe, the professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death, and bereavement at Kean University in New Jersey, shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end.
Category: Biography & Autobiography