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Gerard O'Daly

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.001.0001

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The Burial of the Dead (Cath. 10)

The Burial of the Dead (Cath. 10)

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(p.291) 10 The Burial of the Dead (Cath. 10)
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Days Linked by Song
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Gerard O'Daly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0011

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: body and soul and their separation in death; Christian care for burial rites and tombs; belief in human bodily resurrection; the perfection of the resurrected body in heaven; Christians should not indulge in mourning; death is renewal of life; Lazarus and Dives; Tobit's piety in burying a stranger and his reward, the cure of his blindness; and life as exile and death as a return to the birthplace, paradise.

Keywords:   death, burial rites, tombs, resurrection, mourning, Lazarus-Dives, Tobit, exile motif, paradise, soul-body relation

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