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Death, dying, and the afterlife: lessons from world cultures - season 1 [electronic resource].

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (ca. 720 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Episode 22 Near-Death Experiences Episode 6 Death Rituals and the Corpse Episode 5 Understanding and Coping with Grief Episode 20 Considering Capital Punishment Episode 3 Death, Illusion, and Meaning Episode 21 Killing Non-Human Animals Episode 4 Is It Rational to Fear Death? Episode 8 Approaches to Dying Well Episode 16 Death and Syncretism in China Episode 11 Islam on Returning to God Episode 10 Death and Hope in Christianity Episode 17 Suicide Examined Episode 19 Killing in War and the Pacifist Challenge Episode 13 Buddhism on Impermanence and Mindfulness Episode 9 Judaism on Death and the Afterlife Episode 23 The Pursuit of Immortality Episode 2 Defining Death Episode 1 Death's Place in Our Lives Episode 7 American Death Rituals Episode 24 The Value of Death Episode 12 Death, Rebirth, and Liberation in Hinduism Episode 18 The Choice of Euthanasia Episode 14 The Process of Dying in Tibetan Buddhism Episode 15 Confucian Remembrance, Daoist Forgetting.
Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, and sociology, these lectures are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with death. You'll encounter everything from ancient burial practices and traditional views of the afterlife to near-death experiences and 21st-century theories about transcending death.
Target Audience Note: Rated TVPG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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