Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

Streaming Video - 2016
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After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life's most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life's only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You'll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do...
Publisher: [S.I.] : The Great Courses, 2016.
ISBN: 9781682767894
Branch Call Number: eVIDEO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Berkson, Mark
Overdrive Inc

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