As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

Meditations Upon Returning

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Combines the author's own near-death experience with insight culled from philosophy, psychology, literature, and theology to delve into the many facets of death and dying.

Perseus Publishing
A graceful and probing meditation on death and dying, inspired by the author's own near-death experience and reminiscent of C. S. Lewis's classic A Grief Observed.

Several years ago, a ruptured tumor almost killed Richard John Neuhaus. During a series of complicated operations, weeks in critical condition, and months in slow recovery, he was brought face to face with his own mortality. As he lay dying and, as it turned out, recovering, he found that despite his faith he had been quite unprepared for the experience. This book traces his efforts to understand his own reactions and those of his friends and family, and explores how we as a culture understand and deal with death.As I Lay Dying testifies that dying is-and is not-part of living. We can and should live our dying. Neuhaus interweaves his own story with thoughtful inquiry, circling through philosophy, psychology, literature, theology, and his own experiences to create provocative meditations that explore the many aspects of dying: the private and public experience, the separation of the soul from the body, grief, surrender, and mourning. The result is a book that shakes the foundations of our being-and yet is oddly and convincingly tranquil.


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& Taylor

Combining his own near-death experience that caused him to confront his mortality with insight culled from philosophy, psychology, literature, and theology, a penetrating meditation delves into the many facets of death and dying, from the private and public experience to the separation of the soul from the body, grief, surrender, and mourning.

Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780465049301
0465049303
Branch Call Number: 133.9013 NEU
Characteristics: 168 p. ; 19 cm

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