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  1. How Different Religions View Death & Afterlife
    How Different Religions View Death & Afterlife
    How Different Religions View Death & Afterlife
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  2. How Different Religions View Death & Afterlife

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This book presents an objective, thoughtful and practical explanation of the often-complicated subjects of death and afterlife. Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value to all readers who would like to obtain a better understanding of the various ways in which different faiths understand death and what happens afterward. Unlike many books on the subject of religious beliefs, the discourse here is refreshingly objective and entirely non-proselytizing. Furthermore, each chapter is written by a different expert or scholar who is internationally recognized as an authority on a particular faith. This book will be welcomed by theologians, healthcare professionals, clergy and chaplains of all religious traditions, teachers and students of comparative religion and death and dying, social workers, grief and pastoral counselors and funeral directors.

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Christopher Jay Johnson
Brand: Charles Press Publishers
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Charles Press Publishers
Charles Press Publishers
Charles Press Publishers
Charles Press Publishers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Very disappointed in the lack of variety in this book's covered topic. Flipping through the table of contents after receiving my order, I found that it contains numerous chapters on the (negligably) different sects of Christianity with very little else. In fact, the only non-Abrahamic religion covered in this book is Buddhism.
I bought this for my own reference, because I volunteer to sit vigils with folks who are actively dying and don't want to be alone. I am asked to do this because they either have no family or friends left, or often to sit during the night hours when the family needs to go home and rest...sometimes as a Hospice volunteer, and sometimes at the nursing home where I also volunteer. I try to be sensitive to all the different faiths of the patients and families but I needed more information. This book was very thorough and filled in a lot of blanks for me.
I'm giving this book 4 stars instead of 3 because I could have, or should have, checked the table of contents somewhere before ordering. You see it is not that this is a bad book; the essays presented are well-rounded and informative. But after reading the title and product description ("comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions"), I was expecting a broader treatment of religions of the world.

As it turns out, however, that 11 out of the 19 'different' religions represented in this book are Christian - and 8 of those are protestant. This book, then, in my view is just not useful for a comparative study in religion on the subject of the afterlife. For instance, there are chapters devoted to Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Methodist denominations.

Different religions? You can't be serious. These are all too similar in their afterlife views and worldview in general to merit their own individual... Read more
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