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Teaching Death and Dying

Christopher M Moreman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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. However, these courses tend to ... More


“Thank You GetupGrrl for Giving Me My Mizuko”: Therapeutic Appropriations of Mizuko Kuyō by Non-Buddhist Americans

Jeff Wilson

in Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195371932
eISBN:
9780199870967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371932.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the reason why many non-Buddhist Americans are appropriating mizuko kuyō rituals as a form of healing, either for themselves in the wake of pregnancy loss or for the nation as a ... More


 Teaching Death and Dying: A Pastoral Theological Approach

G. Lee Ramsey

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the teaching of death and dying from a religious perspective, namely a Christian theological one. While death is a universal human experience, interpretations and responses to ... More


 Death, Loss, and Bereavement: The Role of Social Work

Estelle Hopmeyer

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a graduate level course on life-threatening illness, loss, and bereavement taught at the McGill University School of Social Work. It presents current goals, content, format, ... More


 Psychology, Grief, and the Student

David E. Balk

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Three considerations involving psychology provide important points of entry for teaching college students about thanatology. The first consideration is to examine psychological understandings of ... More


’Til We Meet Again

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A car crash killed three members of Bishop Chris Williams’ family on the evening of February 9, 2007 as reported in the Deseret News the next morning. Sorrow and grief enveloped the close-knit family ... More


Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Bardwell L. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A central focus of this volume is on the social and cultural silence to child or pregnancy loss in Japan and the emergence of women’s voices expressing their varied feelings, together with the ... More


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