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Living Well and Dying Faithfully

Christian Practices for End of Life Care

ISBN13: 9780802863393

ISBN10: 0802863396

Publisher: W.B.Eerdmans

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  • Shows how medicine and Christian practice together can enhance the well-being of those who are dying

    Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores ways in which Christian practices - the practice of 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 two complementary modes of healing.

    Esther E. Acolatse
    Tonya D. Armstrong
    Abigail Rian Evans
    Stanley Hauerwas
    Therese Lysaught
    Amy Plantinga Pauw
    Richard Payne
    Christina Puchalski
    Karen D. Scheib
    Daniel P. Sulmasy
    John Swinton
    Allen Verhey


    JOHN SWINTON is professor of practical theology and pastoral care at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and founding director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disability at Aberdeen. His other books include Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil.

    RICHARD PAYNI: is professor of medicine and divinity at Duke Divinity School and director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life.
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    Extraordinary. . . . These essays are filled with wisdom because they have been written by those who have learned how to die by either being with the dying or listening to those who have learned to listen to the dying. - Stanley Hauerwas (from the foreword)

    "For too long, theological perspectives have given way to the dominance of medicine in issues of death and dying and, hence, end-of-life care. Living Well and Dying Faithfully challenges the dominance of medicine, while acknowledging the vital contribution that medicine can make.... This is not a cookbook of how-to essays; rather, readers are drawn into the debate and challenged in their attitudes and practices.... Ai important contribution to the continuing dialogue on appropriate end-of-life care."

    - Elizabeth MacKinlay
    Director of Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Charles Sturt University


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