eBook Dying and the Virtues, 1st Edition

  • Matthew Levering
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467449571
  • ISBN-13: 9781467449571
  • DDC: 236.1
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

In this rich book Matthew Levering explores nine key virtues that we need to die (and live) well: love, hope, faith, penitence, gratitude, solidarity, humility, surrender, and courage. Retrieving and engaging a variety of biblical, theological, historical, and medical resources, Levering journeys through the various stages and challenges of the dying process, beginning with the fear of annihilation and continuing through repentance and gratitude, suffering and hope, before arriving finally at the courage needed to say goodbye to one's familiar world. Grounded in careful readings of Scripture, the theological tradition, and contemporary culture, this book comprehensively and beautifully shows how these nine virtues effectively unite us with God, the One who alone can conquer death.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Love: Job's Challenge to His Creator.
2: Hope: Meditatio Mortis.
3: Faith: Jesus and What Dying Persons Want.
4: Penitence: The Stoning of Stephen.
5: Gratitude: The Dying of Macrina.
6: Solidarity: Divine Mercy and Redemptive Suffering.
7: Humility: Jesus's Dying and Ours.
8: Surrender: Anointing the Sick.
9: Courage: Goodbye to This World.
Conclusion.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scripture References.