Near the exit : travels with the not-so-grim reaper / Lori Erickson.

By: Erickson, Lori [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First editionDescription: 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664265670; 0664265677Subject(s): Burial -- History | Cemeteries -- History | Death -- Religious aspects | Death -- History | Funeral rites and ceremonies -- History | Pilgrims and pilgrimagesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Near the exit.DDC classification: 236/.1 | 258.1 LOC classification: BL504 | .E75 2019
Contents:
A tutorial in death -- In the field of reeds: Egypt -- God's waiting room: nursing homes -- Joining the ancestors: among the Maori in New Zealand -- Entering the shadowlands: hospice -- Descending the nine layers: with the Aztecs and the Mayans -- Crossing the Jordan: funerals -- With the gurus on the mountain top: Crestone, Colorado -- Resting in peace: graveyards -- Welcoming sister death: Rome and Assisi.
Summary: Near the exit examines how different cultures confront and have confronted death.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170).

A tutorial in death -- In the field of reeds: Egypt -- God's waiting room: nursing homes -- Joining the ancestors: among the Maori in New Zealand -- Entering the shadowlands: hospice -- Descending the nine layers: with the Aztecs and the Mayans -- Crossing the Jordan: funerals -- With the gurus on the mountain top: Crestone, Colorado -- Resting in peace: graveyards -- Welcoming sister death: Rome and Assisi.

Near the exit examines how different cultures confront and have confronted death.

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