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Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines two areas of practice to illustrate how Ulster Presbyterians perceived both life and death. Section one deals with wakes, their social character, the various popular beliefs ... More


Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Denise Carson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. The author of this book contrasts her ... More


‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the ‘A Nail Fixed in a Sure Place’: The Lives of the Early Methodist Preachers

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The spiritual autobiographies of the early Methodist lay preachers, penned in the last decades of the eighteenth century, were memoirs of a substantial portion of their lives, interpreted in terms of ... More


“Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Cure”: Civilian Perspectives on Death and Eternity

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Death touched many families during the Civil War, and religious civilians conversed at length about mortality and eternity. The belief that God sovereignly determined the timing of a person's passing ... More


Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Ralph Houlbrooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. This book examines the effects of religious ... More


Charitable Bequests, Deathbed Land Sales, and the Manor Court in Later Medieval England

ELAINE CLARK

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter examines the terms and conditions of the transactions arranged by the dying and the buyers of their land. The dying were not without choices when settling estates. The sale of land ... More


Good Deaths and Bad

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the achievement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ deaths. The Christian form of the ideal of the ‘good death’, rooted in the Middle Ages, ... More


The deathbed ceremonies of Louis XV, May 1774

Anne Byrne

in Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310.00007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Louis XV fell ill with smallpox at the end of April 1774. His deathbed attracted crowds to Versailles and was followed through public announcements and rituals in Paris. This chapter compares the ... More


Jane Austen vs. Climate Economics

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the idea of moral corruption. In the perfect storm, we are likely to be attracted to weak or deceptive arguments that appear on the surface to license such behavior, and so to ... More


With the Help of “Good Friends”: Deathbed Ritual Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that, while hopes for the Pure Land may have encouraged a reconceiving of death as joyful, the importance placed on right-mindfulness in one's last moments also provoked fears. If ... More


Prose

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman

in Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This 1975 memoir by Jerre Mangione bears witness to the deathbed of one of the two uncles who reigned supreme over the spirited table of Mount Allegro.


The Stages of Life

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the different stages of the Protestant life-course. Childhood was normally neglected as a period of sin and ignorance, but in fact childhood piety was real, and a few memoirs, ... More


Auxiliary Practices and Deathbed Nenbutsu

Robert F. Rhodes

in Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Although Genshin maintained that the nenbutsu is the central Pure Land practice, he also argued that it must be undertaken in conjunction with various auxiliary practices, such as keeping the ... More


Deathbed Attendants

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The role of the zenchishiki or deathbed attendant emerged in early medieval Japan as a distinct area of ritual specialization. Securing in the services of a religious guide who would assist one at ... More


Wills and Dying Wishes

John Parker

in In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.003.0017
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter seeks to extend the discussion of writing and reading about death in the Gold Coast's late-nineteenth-century print media. It presents a crucial difference in these two uses of literacy: ... More


Deathbeds: Tokenography and the Science of Dying Well

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents deathbed testimonies containing evidence of faith. Ministers and laypeople tried to capture the essence of divine revelation in the moment before death, especially those of ... More


Invisible Man’s Grandfather and the American Dream

Steven D. Ealy

in The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Steven D. Ealy’s “Invisible Man’s Grandfather and the American Dream” examines the grandfather in Invisible Man, an enigmatic figure from whom the narrator learns despite his doubts about the wisdom ... More


An anonymous gentlewoman

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to the anonymously authored deathbed testimony titled Conversion Exemplified (1663), followed by selected reading, and several edited extracts from the work ... More


Autobiography

D. G. Hart

in Benjamin Franklin: Cultural Protestant

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198788997
eISBN:
9780191830990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788997.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 11 outlines Franklin’s return to America in time to offer advice to the new government and plans for a new constitution. He also wrote his Autobiography in instalments over the last fifteen ... More


Introduction

Daniel Sperling

in Suicide Tourism: Understanding the Legal, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Dimensions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198825456
eISBN:
9780191864230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825456.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Human Rights and Immigration

This introductory chapter provides an overview of suicide tourism. Suicide tourism involves travel by a suicidal individual from one jurisdiction to another, in which the individual will be assisted ... More


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