The Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 9780804152006
Release Date: 2013-11-06
Number of pages: 696
Author: Philippe Aries
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Ariès shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid its respects and then moved on. Ariès identifies the first major shift in attitude with the turn of the eleventh century when a sense of individuality began to rise and with it, profound consequences: death no longer meant merely the weakening of community, but rather the destruction of self. Hence the growing fear of the afterlife, new conceptions of the Last Judgment, and the first attempts (by Masses and other rituals) to guarantee a better life in the next world. In the 1500s attention shifted from the demise of the self to that of the loved one (as family supplants community), and by the nineteenth century death comes to be viewed as simply a staging post toward reunion in the hereafter. Finally, Ariès shows why death has become such an unendurable truth in our own century—how it has been nearly banished from our daily lives—and points out what may be done to “re-tame” this secret terror. The richness of Ariès's source material and investigative work is breathtaking. While exploring everything from churches, religious rituals, and graveyards (with their often macabre headstones and monuments), to wills and testaments, love letters, literature, paintings, diaries, town plans, crime and sanitation reports, and grave robbing complaints, Aries ranges across Europe to Russia on the one hand and to England and America on the other. As he sorts out the tangled mysteries of our accumulated terrors and beliefs, we come to understand the history—indeed the pathology—of our intellectual and psychological tensions in the face of death.


The Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 9780394751566
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 651
Author: Philippe Ariès
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB A panoramic exploration of Western man's changing attitudes about death over the last one thousand years enumerates five stages of the evolution of our thought concerning death and explains their significance for contemporary man


Now and in the Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 9781466821439
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 384
Author: Patrick Taylor
Publisher: Forge Books

Download and read online Now and in the Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB Nine years ago, the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland tore apart two young lovers, consuming their hopes and dreams and changing their lives forever. Now, in 1983, Davy McCutcheon and Fiona Kavanagh find themselves worlds apart. Davy, once a bomb-maker for the Provisional IRA, is serving a twenty-five-year sentence in a British prison. Having seen enough of death and violence, he wants nothing more to do with the struggle that cost him his freedom and his love. But old loyalties die hard and, despite himself, Davy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy on behalf of his fellow Provos . . . . Meanwhile, Fiona has forged a new life for herself in Vancouver, British Columbia, far away from the war-torn streets of Belfast. Now a vice-principal at a local elementary school, she has a successful career, good friends, and a new man in her life. Yet she remains haunted by painful memories of her troubled homeland—and the love she left behind.Patrick Taylor's Now and in the Hour of Our Death is a moving and compelling portrait of ordinary men and women caught up in a conflict not of their making, and of the way the past holds onto us even as we try to move on into an uncertain future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Now and at the Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 9781600200540
Release Date: 2013-12-08
Number of pages: 418
Author: JSB Morse
Publisher: New Classic Books

Download and read online Now and at the Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB "The choice to believe is yours. It's the only thing that truly is." Mary Credence wants to be a modern day Joan of Arc battling the skeptical world around her. But when the ardent virgin finds herself pregnant, she's thrust into a much bigger fight than she ever imagined. Is Mary hiding a romantic tryst in an effort to protect her father's political career, or is her baby a true modern miracle? With the help of a talented writer and a surprising medical finding, Mary attempts to convince the world of her gift and to convert a nation of cynics into believers. Now and at the Hour of Our Death challenges our notions of faith and science, all while asking the eternal question: What do you believe?


Now and at the Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 1908276622
Release Date: 2015-09
Number of pages: 128
Author: Susana Moreira Marques
Publisher:

Download and read online Now and at the Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB A moving exploration of families facing death, in the voices of those affected in one rural corner of Portugal.


Now and at the Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 1568542860
Release Date: 1999-04
Number of pages: 66
Author: David A. Lysik
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

Download and read online Now and at the Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB This book presents an opportunity for you to make informed preparations for death that are guided by your knowledge and faith. This book includes information about living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and for financial management, and wills. You will also find consumer information regarding funerals, burial and cremation, and an outline of the church's funeral rite. On the pages provided, individuals can record their wishes and preparations that have been made. A great basis for parish-wide workshops during the month of November.


The Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: NWU:35556003800026
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 60
Author: John Carmel Heenan
Publisher: Burns & Oates

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The Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 0195073649
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 651
Author: Philippe Ari's
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB This remarkable book--the fruit of almost two decades of study--traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Aries shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid its respects and then moved on. Aries identifies the first major shift in attitude with the turn of the eleventh century when a sense of individuality began to rise and with it, profound consequences: death no longer meant merely the weakening of community, but rather the destruction of self. Hence the growing fear of the afterlife, new conceptions of the Last Judgment, and the first attempts (by Masses and other rituals) to guarantee a better life in the next world. In the 1500s attention shifted from the demise of the self to that of the loved one (as family supplants community), and by the nineteenth century death comes to be viewed as simply a staging post toward reunion in the hereafter. Finally, Aries shows why death has become such an unendurable truth in our own century--how it has been nearly banished from our daily lives--and points out what may be done to "re-tame" this secret terror. The richness of Aries's source material and investigative work is breathtaking. While exploring everything from churches, religious rituals, and graveyards (with their often macabre headstones and monuments), to wills and testaments, love letters, literature, paintings, diaries, town plans, crime and sanitation reports, and grave robbing complaints, Aries ranges across Europe to Russia on the one hand and to England and America on the other. As he sorts out the tangled mysteries of our accumulated terrors and beliefs, we come to understand the history--indeed the pathology--of our intellectual and psychological tensions in the face of death.


At the Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 9781483572734
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Number of pages: 270
Author: James Curran
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online At the Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB Micah Connaught is a jaded priest confronted with a crisis of faith: Is there any reason to believe in people? After discovering a girl was murdered near his church and a police department that could care less, "Father Mick" embarks on a dangerous quest to find her killer in a city that likes being dirty. Inspired by noir mysteries, "At the Hour of Our Death" explores what happens when a cynical society gives up hope, and maybe welcomes death.


The Hour of Our Death

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ISBN: 031215142X
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 280
Author: Alison Joseph
Publisher: St Martins Press

Download and read online The Hour of Our Death in PDF and EPUB While investigating the sudden and suspicious death of Gail Sullivan, Sister Agnes meets attractive artist Alexander Jaffe and agrees to sit for him, and the more she gets to know him and his violent tendencies, the more he seems capable of murder.


Now and at the Hour

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ISBN: PSU:000024919210
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 165
Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Download and read online Now and at the Hour in PDF and EPUB Fifty-eight years old, Alph LeBlanc's work routine, family relations, and life are disrupted by illness, as he must learn to face the possibility of his own death


Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

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ISBN: 9781317520924
Release Date: 2015-06-05
Number of pages: 234
Author: Colin Murray Parkes
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Death and Bereavement Across Cultures in PDF and EPUB All societies have their own customs and beliefs surrounding death. In the West, traditional ways of mourning are disappearing, and although Western science has had a major impact on how people die, it has taught us little about the way to die or to grieve. Many whose work brings them into contact with the dying and the bereaved from Western and other cultures are at a loss to know how to offer appropriate and sensitive support. Death and Bereavement Across Cultures 2nd Edition is a handbook which meets the needs of doctors, nurses, social workers, hospital chaplains, counsellors and volunteers caring for patients with life-threatening illness and their families before and after bereavement. It is a practical guide explaining the religious and other differences commonly met with in multi-cultural societies when someone is dying or bereaved. In doing so readers may be surprised to find how much we can learn from other cultures about our own attitudes and assumptions about death. Written by international experts in the field the book: Describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions; Explains their psychological and historical context; Shows how customs are changed by contact with the West; Considers the implications for the future The second edition includes new chapters that: explore how members of the health care professions perform roles formerly conducted by priests and shamans can cross the cultural gaps between different cultures and religions; consider the relevance of attitudes and assumptions about death for our understanding of religious and nationalist extremism and its consequences; discuss the Buddhist, Islamic and Christian ways of death. Death raises questions which science cannot answer. Whatever our personal beliefs we can all gain from learning how others view these ultimate problems. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the sensitivity and understanding which we all bring to the issue of death and bereavement.


A Social History of Dying

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ISBN: 9781139461429
Release Date: 2007-02-12
Number of pages:
Author: Allan Kellehear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online A Social History of Dying in PDF and EPUB Our experiences of dying have been shaped by ancient ideas about death and social responsibility at the end of life. From Stone Age ideas about dying as otherworld journey to the contemporary Cosmopolitan Age of dying in nursing homes, Allan Kellehear takes the reader on a 2 million year journey of discovery that covers the major challenges we will all eventually face: anticipating, preparing, taming and timing for our eventual deaths. This book, first published in 2007, is a major review of the human and clinical sciences literature about human dying conduct. The historical approach of this book places our recent images of cancer dying and medical care in broader historical, epidemiological and global context. Professor Kellehear argues that we are witnessing a rise in shameful forms of dying. It is not cancer, heart disease or medical science that presents modern dying conduct with its greatest moral tests, but rather poverty, ageing and social exclusion.


Images of man and death

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ISBN: UOM:39015008061700
Release Date: 1985-10
Number of pages: 271
Author: Philippe Ariès
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

Download and read online Images of man and death in PDF and EPUB Using hundreds of photographs, one of the founders of the French school of history examines and discusses the ceremonies and rituals of death throughout history and across cultural and economic borders


The Work of the Dead

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ISBN: 9781400874514
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Number of pages: 736
Author: Thomas W. Laqueur
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online The Work of the Dead in PDF and EPUB The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead, acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes's argument. No culture has been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters—for individuals, communities, and nations. A remarkably ambitious history, The Work of the Dead offers a compelling and richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century. The book draws on a vast range of sources—from mortuary archaeology, medical tracts, letters, songs, poems, and novels to painting and landscapes in order to recover the work that the dead do for the living: making human communities that connect the past and the future. Laqueur shows how the churchyard became the dominant resting place of the dead during the Middle Ages and why the cemetery largely supplanted it during the modern period. He traces how and why since the nineteenth century we have come to gather the names of the dead on great lists and memorials and why being buried without a name has become so disturbing. And finally, he tells how modern cremation, begun as a fantasy of stripping death of its history, ultimately failed—and how even the ashes of the victims of the Holocaust have been preserved in culture. A fascinating chronicle of how we shape the dead and are in turn shaped by them, this is a landmark work of cultural history. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.