Teaching Death and Dying

Teaching Death and Dying

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The academic study of death rose to prominence during the 1960s. Courses on some aspect of death and dying can now be found at most institutions of higher learning. These courses tend to stress the psycho-social aspects of grief and bereavement, however, ignoring the religious elements inherent to the subject. This collection is the first to address the teaching of courses on death and dying from a religious studies perspective. The book is divided into seven sections. The hope is that this volume will not only assist teachers in religious studies departments to prepare to teach unfamiliar and emotionally charged material, but also help to unify a field that is now widely scattered across several disciplines.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195335228
  • 9780195335224
  • 2,004,642

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This is a high-quality collection of scholarly essays...It is an indispensable source for any beginning teacher of death and dying and a fine source of fresh insight for any accomplished teacher on the topic. * Religious Studies Review *show more

Table of contents

SECTION 1: WHAT OUGHT A COURSE ON DEATH ACCOMPLISH?; SECTION 2: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF A COURSE ON DEATH; SECTION 3: MEDIA AS TEACHER AND AID TO TEACHING; SECTION FOUR: DEATH IN CONTEXT; SECTION FIVE: LITERATURES OF DEATH AND ON DEATH; SECTION SIX: COURSE OVERVIEWS; SECTION SEVEN: LIFE AFTER DEATHshow more

About Christopher M. Moreman

Christopher M. Moreman is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, St. Francis Xavier Universityshow more

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