Living Well and Dying Faithfully

Living Well and Dying Faithfully
Author: John Swinton,Richard Payne
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2009-11-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780802863393

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Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.

Dying Well

Dying Well
Author: John Wyatt
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781783594856

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John Wyatt examines the "art of dying," a Christian tradition from the past. We see opportunities for dying well and faithfully, real-world examples of personal growth, and instances of reconciliation and personal healing in relationships. This is a book for those who are facing death as well as their relatives, friends, and caretakers.

Dying and the Virtues

Dying and the Virtues
Author: Matthew Levering
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-23
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781467449571

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In this rich book Matthew Levering explores nine key virtues that we need to die (and live) well: love, hope, faith, penitence, gratitude, solidarity, humility, surrender, and courage. Retrieving and engaging a variety of biblical, theological, historical, and medical resources, Levering journeys through the various stages and challenges of the dying process, beginning with the fear of annihilation and continuing through repentance and gratitude, suffering and hope, before arriving finally at the courage needed to say goodbye to one’s familiar world. Grounded in careful readings of Scripture, the theological tradition, and contemporary culture, Dying and the Virtues comprehensively and beautifully shows how these nine virtues effectively unite us with God, the One who alone can conquer death.

Faithful Living Faithful Dying

Faithful Living  Faithful Dying
Author: End of Life Task Force of the Standing Commission on National Concerns
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2000-03-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780819225245

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What do faithful living and faithful dying mean as we near life’s end? With all the technology and choices available to us today, making decisions about the end of life grows ever more difficult. As a result of all the theological and ethical issues that have arisen around the dying process in recent years, the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church created a task force to study and report on these concerns. This is the report of the End-of-Life Task Force. In it, the Task Force responds to the broad range of theological, ethical, pastoral and policy issues that are generated by the need to provide loving and fitting care at the end of life. Intended as a teaching document, Faithful Living, Faithful Dying will be useful as a discussion tool for the church, for individuals facing difficult decisions, for professionals, such as clergy and health care providers, and for those who make public policy.

Grief Is a Journey

Grief Is a Journey
Author: Kenneth J. Doka
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-12
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781476771533

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In this “volume of rare sensitivity, penetrating understanding, and profound insights” (Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died), Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey. There is no “one-size-fits-all” way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death—in very different ways. Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn prevailing, often judgmental, ideas about grief and replace them with a hopeful, inclusive, personalized, and research-backed approach. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka’s teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Dr. Doka helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional “five stages” model would have us believe. Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail, yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss. For example, the deaths of parents, even for adults, modify family patterns, change relationships, and alter old family rituals. Unique to this book, Dr. Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief—the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. In addition, Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism. And finally, Dr. Doka reminds us that, however painful, grief provides opportunities for growth.

Why All People Suffer

Why All People Suffer
Author: Paul Chaloux
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781644134221

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Suffering is one of the most challenging and inescapable mysteries of life — even for the innocent. Thinkers have long been vexed by the idea that a good God permits suffering, and it has been a stumbling block for many souls striving to live lives of faith. But what if we’ve been looking at suffering improperly all this time? What if, instead of serving as evidence against God, suffering represented the very proof of a loving God? In this transformative and enlightening book, Dr. Paul Chaloux — adjunct professor of theology at the Catholic University of America — demonstrates that suffering is not retribution from an angry, vengeful God but the saving action of a loving God who directs us away from evil and toward eternal joy in Heaven. Educated in his own “school of suffering,” Dr. Chaloux explains the four tasks of suffering that are essential in the economy of salvation and why, if suffering were to be abolished, no one would be saved. Using well-known stories from Scripture and the lives of the saints, he explains numerous other aspects of God’s use of evil and suffering in His plan for our salvation, including: How suffering is not a punishment from God but a gift to the guilty and the innocent alike Why suffering is not evil but rather an “evil-detector” Why suffering needs to be harsh and persistent to protect and perfect us How to recognize and respond joyfully to God’s call in the face of loss, disability, injury, illness, and death How we are acting as messengers of God when we witness to our own suffering

Living Dying Living Forever

Living  Dying  Living Forever
Author: David Sherbino
Publsiher: Castle Quay Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-02-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781927355558

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Living in a culture that is fascinated with the topic of death and dying, there are many who desire to explore the issues from a Christian perspective. Living, Dying, Living Forever is designed as a workbook to help you explore the issues of living and dying as they relate to your relationship with God and with others. This material can be used by those who are near the end of life and by those who want to consider how they can live more fully in the present moment. At the end of each chapter there are practical exercises you can follow to help you explore the issues on a personal level. As you live out each day of the journey, these pages are designed to give you courage, hope and a perspective that embraces eternity.

Speaking of Dying

Speaking of Dying
Author: Fred Craddock,Dale Goldsmith,Joy V. Goldsmith
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441238818

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The church does not cope very well with dying. Instead of using its own resources to mount a positive end-of-life ministry for the terminally ill, it outsources care to secular models, providers, and services. A terminal diagnosis typically triggers denial of impending death and placing faith in the techniques and resources of modern medicine. If a cure is not forthcoming, the patient and his or her loved ones experience a sense of failure and bitter disappointment. This book offers a critical analysis of the church's failure to communicate constructively about dying, reminding the church of its considerable liturgical, scriptural, and pastoral resources when it ministers to the terminally ill. The authors, who have all been personally and professionally involved in end-of-life issues, suggest practical, theological bases for speaking about dying, communicating with those facing death, and preaching about dying. They explore how dying--in baptism--begins and informs the Christian's life story. They also emphasize that the narrative of faith embraces dying, and they remind readers of scriptural and christological resources that can lead toward a "good dying." In addition, they present current best practices from health professionals for communication among caregivers and those facing death. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying
Author: Rob Moll
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830847228

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Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll explores the Christian practice of dying well, giving guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This expanded edition includes a new afterword by Rob's wife Clarissa reflecting on his life, death, and legacy.

Religion and Ethics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Religion and Ethics in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Author: Ronald M. Green,George A. Little
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-04
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780190636876

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Each year, neonatal Intensive care units (NICUs) in the U.S. and around the world help thousands of sick or premature newborns survive. NICUs are committed to the ideals of family-centered care, which encourages shared decision-making between parents and NICU caregivers. In cases of infants with conditions marked by high mortality, morbidity, or great suffering, family-centered care affirms the right of parents to assist in making decisions regarding aggressive treatment for their infant. Often, these parents' difficult and intimate decisions are shaped profoundly by their religious beliefs. In light of this, what precisely are the teachings of the major world religious traditions about the status and care of the premature or sick newborn? Few studies have grappled with what major religious traditions teach about the care of the newborn or how these teachings may bear on parents' decisions. This volume seeks to fill this gap, providing information on religious teachings about the newborn to the multidisciplinary teams of NICU professionals (neonatologists, advance practice nurses, social workers), as well as to parents of NICU patients, and students of bioethics. In chapters dealing with Judaism, Catholicism, Denominational Protestantism, Evangelical Protestantism, African American Protestantism, Sunni and Shi'a Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Navajo religion, and Seventh Day Adventism, leading scholars develop the teachings of these traditions on the status, treatment, and ritual accompaniments of care of the premature or sick newborn. This is an essential book that will serve as a first resort for clinicians who need to understand the religious dynamics influencing anyone making a difficult decision about her sick newborn.

Theological Theodicy

Theological Theodicy
Author: Daniel Castelo
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781621893134

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The question of God's relationship to evil is a long-running one in the history of Christianity, and the term often deployed for this task has been theodicy. The way theodicy has historically been pursued, however, has been problematic on a number of counts. Most significantly, these efforts have generally been insufficiently theological. This work hopes to subvert and reconfigure the theodical task in a way that can be accessible to nonspecialists. Overall, the book hopes to cast the "god" of theodicy as the triune God of Christian confession, a move that shapes and alters distinctly all that follows in what has traditionally been considered a philosophical matter.

Borrowed Narratives

Borrowed Narratives
Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780415893947

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What do Dexter King, Condoleeza Rice, Mackenzie King, Corazon Aquino, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Cosby, Tony Dungy, Theodore Roosevelt, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, Caroline Kennedy, Arthur Ashe, Lady Bird Johnson, Colin Powell and C. S. Lewis have in common? They all have significant grief experiences that have shaped their lives in dramatic ways, stories that have also shaped our lives. Grieving individuals, through "borrowing narratives," look for inspiration in biographic, historical and memoir accounts of political and religious leaders, celebrities, sports figures, and cultural icons. In a time of diminishing trust in heroes and "sainted leaders", who will speak to us from their grief? In a diverse society grief counselors and educators need to identify and "mine" the experienced grief(s) of historical personalities for resources for reflection and meaning-making. This book will help readers: find, "read," evaluate, extract, and adapt historical/biographical materials create bio-narrative resources for use in grief counseling and grief education explore the wide diversity of experienced grief in biographical narratives identify ways to "harness" grief narratives for personal reflection.

Dying Well

Dying Well
Author: John Wyatt
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781783594863

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We cannot choreograph our own death, but we can die well. This is a book for those who are facing death. It is also for their relatives, friends and carers. John Wyatt looks at recent trends in dying. He examines the 'art of dying', a Christian tradition from the past. We see opportunities for dying well and faithfully, real-world examples of personal growth and instances of reconciliation and personal healing in relationships. On the other hand, there are also challenges to face: the fears and temptations that dying can bring. We learn from Jesus' example as we focus on his words from the cross. The wonderful news is that we can look forward to 'a sure and steadfast hope', the amazing hope of resurrection and its implications for our lives today.

Care for the Dying

Care for the Dying
Author: Sioned Evans
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-02-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781848254961

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This valuable handbook for Christian ministry addresses the practical, spiritual and emotional needs of dying patients and their relatives. Combining insights from palliative care, pastoral experience and theological reflection, it will increase the courage and confidence of anyone fearful of what to do or say in such circumstances.

Eldercare 101

Eldercare 101
Author: Mary Jo Saavedra
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-08-11
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781442265479

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The Silver Tsunami is upon us as elder care and crisis management reaches a tipping point with the graying of America. By 2020, 54 million people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65; by 2030, that number will top 80 million. Feeling the squeeze of multi-generational home demands, children of aging parents are struggling to learn innovative eldercare management strategies and often find themselves overwhelmed by the many facets of caregiving. Eldercare 101 is the answer to making order from chaos. As a guide covering all aspects of aging and end-of-life in one place, caregivers will no longer spend endless nights trying to decode the Internet trail--confused, uncertain, and fearful of what they’re missing. Whether they are proactively planning ahead or need to have fast answers, this comprehensive, technology-rich resource presents steppingstones for the Sandwich Generation as they navigate caring for aging parents, grandparents, friends, and other family members. Eldercare 101 is a well-researched, organized, easy-to-understand guide for families desperately in need of help as they care for their aging loved ones. The book is organized into “6 pillars of aging wellbeing”: legal, financial, living environment, social, medical, and spiritual. Each pillar is explored by an expert and offers best practices and tips for evaluating choices, making decisions, and living well wherever the road might lead.