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- DescriptionThe relation between life and death is a subject of perennial relevance for all human beings, and indeed, the whole world and the entire universe, in as much as, according to the saying of ancient Greek philosophy, all things that come into being pass away. Yet it is also a topic of increasing complexity, for life and death w appear to be more intertwined than previously or commonly thought. Moreover, the relation between life and death is also one of increasing urgency, as through the twin phemena of an increase in longevity unprecedented in human history and the rendering of death, dying, and the dead person all but invisible, people living in the industrialized and post-industrialized Western world of today have lost touch with the reality of death. This radically new situation, and predicament, has implications - medical, ethical, ecomic, philosophical, and, t least, theological - that have barely begun to be addressed. This volume gathers together essays by a distinguished and diverse group of scientists, theologians, philosophers, and health practitioners, originally presented in a symposium sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.
- Author BiographyJohn Behr is the Dean of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. He has published numerous monographs, most recently an edition and translation of the fragments of Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia, and a monograph on Irenaeus.Conor Cunningham, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, serves as co-director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy. He is the author of the award-winning Darwin's Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong (2010).
- PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd
- Date of Publication31/03/2016
- SubjectChristian Theology
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published1900
- ImprintJames Clarke & Co Ltd
- Weight363 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byConor Cunningham,John Behr
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