If I should die /

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Imprint:Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2001.
Description:xvii, 192 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:Boston University studies philosophy and religion ; v. 22
Subject:Death -- Religious aspects.
Immortality (Philosophy)
Death -- Religious aspects.
Immortality (Philosophy)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4443621
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Other authors / contributors:Rouner, Leroy S.
ISBN:0268031606 (cloth : alk. paper)
0268031614 (paper : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"If I should die, then what?" This is the question the essays in this volume in the "Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion" series attempt to answer. The collection originates in a lecture series edited by Leroy Rouner (director, Institute for Philosophy and Religion, Boston University). The title, If I Should Die, is taken from a line in the familiar children's prayer. Participants include Jurgen Moltmann, Wendy Doniger, and others who offer tantalizing responses. Answers include poetic reflections of a mother moving through grief, reconsiderations on the importance of purgatory and judgment, reflections on myths of those who chose mortality over immortality, comparisons of Buddhist and Christian preparations for death, as well as philosophical meanings of life before and beyond death. No author offers "typical" answers, making the essays potentially misleading if they were read as providing information on what Christians or Buddhists, for instance, have usually concluded about death or the afterlife. On the other hand, if one is looking for some new and stimulating reflections on life and death, then all the essays are well worth consideration. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and researchers. L. L. Inglis Buena Vista University

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