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Teaching Death and Dying

Christopher M Moreman


The academic study of death rose to prominence during the 1960s. Courses on some aspect of death and dying can now be found at most institutions of higher learning. However, these courses tend to stress the psycho-social aspects of grief and bereavement, ignoring the religious elements inherent to the subject. This book addresses the teaching of courses on death and dying from a religious studies perspective. The book is divided into seven sections. The hope is that this book will help to unify a field that is now widely scattered across several disciplines.

Keywords: death, dying, psycho-social aspects, grief, bereavement, teaching, religious studies

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335224
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher M Moreman, author
St Francis Xavier University
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1 Introduction

Christopher M. Moreman

Part I What Ought a Course on Death Accomplish?

Part II Practical Applications of a Course on Death

Part III Media as Teacher and Aid to Teaching

Part IV Death in Context

10 Death and Dying in History

Albert N. Hamscher

11 Teaching Outside the Classroom

Kathleen Garces‐Foley

Part V Literatures of Death and on Death

Part VI Life After Death

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