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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 : Peter Gilmour
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.
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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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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

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.
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Rosary In Book Form

Author : Steve Gioia
ISBN : 9781412037884
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This book transforms the beaded rosary into a book which can be read. The book contains the four separate rosaries corresponding to the four mysteries - Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. A complete rosary consisting of all 53 Hail Marys, 6 Our Fathers, 6 Glories, 5 Fatima Prayers, 5 Mysteries, the Apostles' Creed and Hail Holy Queen are written in a sequential manner that simplifies saying the rosary. This is done for all four rosaries. The book contains prayers related to the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary. A modern wording of the ten commandments and prayers pf reconciliation. A graphic design of the beaded rosary with a designation of each part. A glossary of dated words and an Appendix with the modern version of The Lord's Prayer, The Our Father.
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Mirrors Of Mortality

Author : Joachim Whaley
ISBN : 9780415618601
Genre : History
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First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankindâe(tm)s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. The essays establish that different periods do seem to be characterized by different images of death and attitudes to it, but the authors wisely avoid trying to impose strict chronological pattern. A pioneering work in the historical study of attitudes to death, this reissue should reignite discussion on the significance of death in human history. Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood examines attitudes to death as reflected in myth and religious thought in Ancient Greece and relates them to social and economic change. R. C. Finucane analysis the social significance of the âe~exemplaryâe(tm) deaths of kings, criminals, traitors and saints in medieval Europe. Paul Fritzâe(tm)s essay illustrates the importance of royal burials in early modern Britian; while Joachim Whaley examines the social and political significance of funerals in Hamburg between 1500 and 1800. John McManners discusses the work of Phililppe Aries and other prominent French scholars on the history of attitudes to death. David Irwin examines the images of death portrayed in European tombs around 1800. C.A Bayly analyzes the relationship between death ritual and society in Hindu Northern India, while David Cannadine discusses the impact of war on attitudes to death in modern Britain.
Category: History

Mirrors Of Mortality Routledge Revivals

Author : Joachim Whaley
ISBN : 9781136810602
Genre : Education
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First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind’s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. The essays establish that different periods do seem to be characterized by different images of death and attitudes to it, but the authors wisely avoid trying to impose strict chronological pattern. A pioneering work in the historical study of attitudes to death, this reissue should reignite discussion on the significance of death in human history. Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood examines attitudes to death as reflected in myth and religious thought in Ancient Greece and relates them to social and economic change. R. C. Finucane analysis the social significance of the ‘exemplary’ deaths of kings, criminals, traitors and saints in medieval Europe. Paul Fritz’s essay illustrates the importance of royal burials in early modern Britian; while Joachim Whaley examines the social and political significance of funerals in Hamburg between 1500 and 1800. John McManners discusses the work of Phililppe Aries and other prominent French scholars on the history of attitudes to death. David Irwin examines the images of death portrayed in European tombs around 1800. C.A Bayly analyzes the relationship between death ritual and society in Hindu Northern India, while David Cannadine discusses the impact of war on attitudes to death in modern Britain.
Category: Education

The Death And Life Of Malcolm X

Author : Peter Louis Goldman
ISBN : 0252007743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing from interviews with Malcolm X and the recollections of his friends and associates, the author illuminates the struggles of the Black leader during his last years and the events surrounding his assassination
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Beliefs And The Dead In Reformation England

Author : Peter Marshall
ISBN : 9780191542916
Genre : History
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This is the first comprehensive study of one of the most important aspects of the Reformation in England: its impact on the status of the dead. Protestant reformers insisted vehemently that between heaven and hell there was no 'middle place' of purgatory where the souls of the departed could be assisted by the prayers of those still living on earth. This was no remote theological proposition, but a revolutionary doctrine affecting the lives of all sixteenth-century English people, and the ways in which their Church and society were organized. This book illuminates the (sometimes ambivalent) attitudes towards the dead to be discerned in pre-Reformation religious culture, and traces (up to about 1630) the uncertain progress of the 'reformation of the dead' attempted by Protestant authorities, as they sought both to stamp out traditional rituals and to provide the replacements acceptable in an increasingly fragmented religious world. It also provides detailed surveys of Protestant perceptions of the afterlife, of the cultural meanings of the appearance of ghosts, and of the patterns of commemoration and memory which became characteristic of post-Reformation England. Together these topics constitute an important case-study in the nature and tempo of the English Reformation as an agent of social and cultural transformation. The book speaks directly to the central concerns of current Reformation scholarship, addressing questions posed by 'revisionist' historians about the vibrancy and resilience of traditional religious culture, and by 'post-revisionists' about the penetration of reformed ideas. Dr Marshall demonstrates not only that the dead can be regarded as a significant 'marker' of religious and cultural change, but that a persistent concern with their status did a great deal to fashion the distinctive appearance of the English Reformation as a whole, and to create its peculiarities and contradictory impulses.
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Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised Pb

Author : The Vatican
ISBN : 9781408840993
Genre : Religion
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The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.
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Death And The Displacement Of Beauty Foundations Of Violence

Author : Grace Jantzen
ISBN : 0415290325
Genre : Philosophy
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Foundations of Violenceenters the ancient world of Homer, Plato and Aristotle to explore the genealogy of violence in Western thought through its emergence in Greece and Rome.
Category: Philosophy