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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


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


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


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


The Need for a Theological Approach to 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/9780199287154.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At least two well-developed bodies of literature have emerged on practical questions relating to death, one the concern of psychology, the other the concern of ethics. These flow from two basic ... More


Rejecting the Illusion of Permanence

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 attacks the mistaken apprehension of impermanent things as permanent by pointing out the impermanence of the human body. The first half of the chapter concentrates on the need for ... More


MURDER AND THE PRINCIPLES OF PUNISHMENT: ENGLAND AND THE UNITED STATES

H. L. A. Hart

in Punishment and Responsibility: Essays in the Philosophy of Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199534777
eISBN:
9780191720703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534777.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines murder and punishment in England and the United States. It considers the chief differences in the law and penological ideas concerning murder in the two countries. It looks at ... More


The Long Journey Homeward (Chaps. 31–33): The Fear in Meeting Laban (31:1–32:2)The Greater Fear in Meeting Esau (32:3–Chap. 33)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jacob's journey homeward, after an absence of twenty years, consists of two main episodes: journeying in fear to meet Laban (Genesis 31:1–32:2), and journeying in greater fear to meet Esau, the ... More


Fear, Death, and Confidence

Samuel Scheffler

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers what attitudes it is reasonable to have toward the prospect of one’s own death. Against Epicurus and Lucretius, it affirms the reasonableness of fearing death. At the same ... More


The “New Cyrenaicism” of Walter Pater

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter talks about a significant re-appropriation of mainstream Cyrenaic ethics: Walter Pater's “new Cyrenaicism.” It suggests that Pater casts light on four elements that remain obscure in ... More


The Patient’s Reaction to Illness

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The sick are different from the well. The ways people react to being ill depends on the persons, the interrelated conditions in which the illness occurs, their medical care, the disease, or the ... More


The Ephesian Matron and Johnson's Corpse

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the elaborate literary path of Thomas Tyers's allusion to the story of the Ephesian matron in attempted justification of the autopsy of Samuel Johnson. It suggest that both ... More


The Way to Persuasion

Carlo Michelstaedter

in Persuasion and Rhetoric

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104349
eISBN:
9780300130126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104349.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that facing one's fear of death is the beginning of wisdom. What Heidegger, in Being and Time, was to call Being-toward-death is the condition of being persuaded, being fully ... More


Death, Value, and the Afterlife: Responses

Samuel Scheffler

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter responds to the essays by Harry Frankfurt, Niko Kolodny, Seana Shiffrin, and Susan Wolf that are included in the book. It addresses a range of issues raised in those essays. Among the ... More


Wayfaring Mortality, Fear, and the Good Death

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The wayfarer traversing life and death is introduced here through the tenor and intellectual Ian Bostridge’s magisterial account of Schubert’s Winterreise. Given that mortality is the unbidden ... More


That I Should Die and Others Live

Niko Kolodny (ed.)

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This comment explores some striking implications of Scheffler’s apparent claim that we have reason to fear death, independently of its “depriving” us of the goods of future life, because it ... More


Proclamation: Widowhood and Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Widowhood has been one of the least discussed states of singleness in recent decades. This is despite both real and present poverty of many widows, and the scriptural mandate for Christians to care ... More


Désormais

Michael Naas

in The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments: Jacques Derrida's Final Seminar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263288
eISBN:
9780823266487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263288.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This Conclusion discusses the sorts of signatures adapted by Derrida. It may have come from French to German, from the first person pronoun to a proper noun, to other terms in a mixture of language ... More


The Death of the Mother

Eugenia Collier

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes Eugenia Collier’s mother’s great fear of death, which directed her life. Collier tells the story of how her mother engaged in death scenes where she would weep, pray, and call ... More


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