Mark Berkson
Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures
September 12, 2019 Comments.. 718
Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures Mark Berkson Death, Dying, and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures is an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life s only certainty While we re predisposed to look on death with fear and sadness, it s only by confronting and exploring death head on that we can actually embrace the important role it plays in our lives Death, it turns out, is a powerful teDeath, Dying, and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures is an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life s only certainty While we re predisposed to look on death with fear and sadness, it s only by confronting and exploring death head on that we can actually embrace the important role it plays in our lives Death, it turns out, is a powerful teacher, one that can help us think responsibly and deeply about the meaning and value of life, connect with the beliefs and traditions of cultures and faiths different from our own, and gain the wisdom and guidance to live a richer, fulfilling life while we have it.As religion scholar and award winning Professor Mark Berkson of Hamline University says, Reflecting on death and dying is an essential part of the examined life Take a wide ranging look at this undeniably confounding and fascinating subject Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, these 24 lectures are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality You ll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near death experiences, and even 21st century theories about transcending death itself Prepare for a remarkable learning experience that brings you face to face with the most important topic mortals like us can consider.. Death Dying and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures Death Dying and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures is an uplifting meaningful and multidisciplinary exploration of life s only certainty While we re predisposed to look on death with fear a
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    1. Petra X says:

      I rewrote this totally because I read a really appalling review of a book yesterday So this review is a Rant God is not great, the devil is far powerful and that s why god has to have people kill all his enemies as he can t do it himself The chapter on Islam makes it plain why it is perfectly all right for ISIS to throw gays off buildings, burn people alive in cages and chop off their heads God will not judge them on their acts but only on their intentions And their intentions are to rid the wo [...]

    2. Chuck says:

      Death, Dying, and The Afterlife Lessons from World Culture is a series of 24 at approximately 30 minute each lectures by Mark Berkson released in The Great Courses series by The Teaching Company Mark Berkson is a Professor of Religion at Hamline University.Death is, as far as we know, a universal human experience It puts an upper limit to our lives and affects how we look at our existence, how we look at the universe, and the choices we make Humans have developed a diverse set of rituals and vie [...]

    3. Innastholiel says:

      4.5 stars.A very interesting course part philosophy, part religious studies, part biology and physiology, part cultural studies this course draws from many fields of study, in short I got a bit bored during the lectures recounting how death is treated in various religious traditions, not because it wasn t interesting, but because there are 8 or so of these consecutively, and they are structured in a very similar way Still, Berkson is an excellent lecturer, and he does a good job giving an overvi [...]

    4. Larry says:

      Really, really interesting and thought provoking The author has some pretty strong biases that he fully admits to having They didn t bother me as I like to consider various perspectives and despite his biases he did try to present information to consider from all sides of a controversial issue but you need to be prepared for it Overall, though, it was another great course from the Great Courses

    5. Juan Rivera says:

      A life that is not reflected about is not worth living Also a death that is not reflected is not worth either.During the rest of the month I ll be reflecting on this subject and the meaning of life And to start, the magnificent course Death, Dying, and the Afterlife Lessons from World Cultures from The Great Courses series with Professor Mark Berkson.Apart from bringing reflections on the different ways of dealing with death in all major cultures and religions the author expounds on Life after l [...]

    6. Chris says:

      reread the last few chapters

    7. Sally says:

      It starts a little slow, but the lecturer does a good job of presenting a challenging subject.

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