Theology Death and Dying Author:Ray S. Anderson How do we make sense of death - in theology- in philosophy, in experience? How do religions other than Christianity deal with death and with dying? In the now predominantly secular societies of the West, what are we to make of the theologies of death developed by writers such as Becker, Hick, Thielicke and Macquarrie? — Ray anderson tackles his... more » subject with clarity and without senimentality. He discusses first the treatment and indeed, the denial of death by contemporary Western society, and its place in other religious traditions. Going on to discuss the origins of a Chrisian theology of death, he examines the legacy of Judaisim and seeks to lay the foundations for a Christian anthropology in the unity of body and soul. Death, he argues, is alien to God's determination of our personhood. Outlining a classic Christian understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he explores the implications of the Passion for our own mortality.
Ray S. Anderson is Professor of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary, California. He is author of Historical Transcendence and the Reality of God and On Being Human.« less
As a theological or anthropological student or just doing important research - this book is invaluable. Ray S. Anderson made me think until my "thinker" was sore. This is a must have theological resource from a true master.