The Eternal Pity: Reflections on Dying.

Neuhaus, Richard John, ed. The Eternal Pity: Reflections on Dying. University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.

With an introduction by Richard J. Neuhaus, this anthology features writings on the themes of death and dying from a myriad authors and scholars belonging to the religious tradition of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Briefly describing how various religious traditions view death and dying, Neuhaus asserts that religious traditions are more holistic in their understanding of death and how it is to be existentially encountered than modern analytical philosophy: Neuhaus also recounts his own “near death” experience. This anthology is part of a broader project on the Ethics of Everyday Lives.

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