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As I Lay Dying By Richard John Neuhaus

As I Lay Dying
by Richard John Neuhaus

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Inspired by the author's own near-death experience, this book testifies that dying is - and is not - part of living. The author's story is interwoven with philosophy, psychology, literature and theology to create meditations that explore the many aspects of dying.
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As I Lay Dying by Richard John Neuhaus

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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GOR010103741
As I Lay Dying by Richard John Neuhaus
Richard John Neuhaus
Used - Very Good
Hardback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2002-03-18
176
0465049303
9780465049301
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