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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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Hour Of Our Death

Author : Cardinal Heenan
ISBN : OCLC:1056585035
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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

At The Hour Of Our Death

Author : Norman Yonemoto
ISBN : OCLC:1052137807
Genre : Television scripts
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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.
Category: Fiction