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Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

David Albert Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book considers two basic questions: how can we live well in the face of death?; and when, if ever, is it legitimate deliberately to bring human life to an end? It does so by considering the ... More


Motivations and Beliefs in Suicide Missions

Jon Elster

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why people kill themselves for other reasons than that they do not want to live, focusing on the special case of why they engage in suicide bombings or (as on 11 September 2001) ... More


The Right to Life and Conflicting Interests

Elizabeth Wicks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199547395
eISBN:
9780191594373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547395.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Medical Law

The right to life is a core human right which has not yet received the detailed legal analysis that it requires. This book provides detailed, critical analysis of the controversial human right to ... More


Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Guenter Lewy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a detailed account of four regimes of assisted death for which there is a substantial body of data as well as observational research: The Netherlands and Belgium have legalized ... More


Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089288
eISBN:
9780199852963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Presenting a discussion of classic philosophical questions surrounding death, this book investigates the great metaphysical and moral problems of death. The first part argues that a definition of ... More


Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Paul S. F. Yip (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and more than 60% of suicide deaths occur in Asia. However, very little reliable information is available to permit a good understanding ... More


Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

David E. Guinn (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book discusses the role of religion in a religiously pluralistic liberal society, namely the United States. Nowhere else in the public realm do the fundamental religious questions about the ... More


The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This book is a practical and direct handbook for grieving. It presents 30 stories from real life that examine how we grieve and how we can help those who grieve—whether the griever is oneself, ... More


Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Penney Lewis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

The question whether assisted dying (euthanasia and assisted suicide) should be legalized is often treated, by judges and commentators alike, as a question which transcends national boundaries and ... More


Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Luis H. Zayas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Among teenage Latinas in the United States, suicide attempts occur at alarming rates, sometimes twice as high as other youth. For decades clinicians in mostly urban centers with large Hispanic ... More


An Illuminating Comparison: Augustine and Ambrose on the Theology of Death

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The argument of Augustine in De civitate Dei is strikingly similar to that of Ambrose in De bono mortis. However, while Ambrose treats death as something good in itself, Augustine sees it as bad in ... More


In One Way Natural, in Another Unnatural: Death in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas develops Augustine's anthropology with the help of the rediscovered metaphysics of Aristotle. Thomas comes to stress that the power of understanding of the ... More


Both Something Suffered and a Human Act: Death in the Thought of Karl Rahner

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Karl Rahner develops his own distinctive theological approach to death in Zur Theologie des Todes – On the Theology of Death published in 1958. For Rahner, death is an event that affects the human ... More


Final Reflections

David Albert Jones

in Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

An examination of the thought of Ambrose, Augustine, Thomas, and Rahner shows them to constitute a single extended argument on the theology of death. This can be set out in relation to the realities ... More


Government as Partner Against the Past

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter juxtaposes the role of government with the “paradox” of freedom. The U.S. government's varying role in regulating issues of employment (in Lochner), sexual relations (rape law, polygamy, ... More


Suicide in Nazi Germany

Christian Goeschel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The Third Reich met its end in the spring of 1945 in an unparalleled wave of suicides. Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Himmler and later Göring all killed themselves. These deaths represent only the tip ... More


Secrets and Lies: Misinformation and Counter-Terrorism

Adrian Guelke

in Illusions of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265901
eISBN:
9780191772047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265901.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The response of Western governments to the threat posed by mass-casualty terrorism has resulted in a widening gulf between their theory and practice of counter-terrorism and their proclaimed ... More


 Euthanasia

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

in Bioethics: A systematic approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159066
eISBN:
9780199786466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159063.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses why euthanasia presents a moral dilemma for physicians. It shows that trying to distinguish between active and passive euthanasia in any of the following four ways: (1) acts ... More


I Want Attention: Classroom Intervention after Suicide

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter describes the author's experience in counselling teenagers who had experienced losing someone close to them through suicide, suggesting that one of the dangers of suicide, which is not ... More


I Can't Tell You: Getting Someone to Tell You Something

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses ways of dealing with a grieving person who is thinking of committing suicide, describing the case of Paula, who became very distressed over the death of the young girl she had ... More


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