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- ISBN: 9780415131360 | 0415131367
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/24/1997
Death raises questions that science cannot answer. Whatever our personal beliefs, we can all gain from learning how others view these ultimate problems. This book explores the richness of mourning traditions around the world with the aim of increasing the sensitivity and understanding which we all bring to the issue of death. Written by international authorities in the field, this book describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions, explains their psychological and historical context, shows how customs are changed by contact with the West and considers implications for the future. It is an indispensable guide for all who work with the dying and bereaved.