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Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
Lessons from World Cultures

2016

Death serves as the horizon against which our lives unfold and shapes the choices we make about how to live. In fact, the knowledge of mortality has inspired much of human activity--religion, philosophy, music and visual arts,...

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Mark Berkson

In This Series

Death’s Place in Our Lives
Episode 1
Death’s Place in Our Lives
Defining Death
Episode 2
Defining Death
Death, Illusion, and Meaning
Episode 3
Death, Illusion, and Meaning
Is It Rational to Fear Death?
Episode 4
Is It Rational to Fear Death?
Understanding and Coping with Grief
Episode 5
Understanding and Coping with Grief
Death Rituals and the Corpse
Episode 6
Death Rituals and the Corpse
American Death Rituals
Episode 7
American Death Rituals
Approaches to Dying Well
Episode 8
Approaches to Dying Well
Judaism on Death and the Afterlife
Episode 9
Judaism on Death and the Afterlife
Death and Hope in Christianity
Episode 10
Death and Hope in Christianity
Islam on Returning to God
Episode 11
Islam on Returning to God
Death, Rebirth, and Liberation in Hinduism
Episode 12
Death, Rebirth, and Liberation in Hinduism
Buddhism on Impermanence and Mindfulness
Episode 13
Buddhism on Impermanence and Mindfulness
The Process of Dying in Tibetan Buddhism
Episode 14
The Process of Dying in Tibetan Buddhism
Confucian Remembrance, Daoist Forgetting
Episode 15
Confucian Remembrance, Daoist Forgetting
Death and Syncretism in China
Episode 16
Death and Syncretism in China
Suicide Examined
Episode 17
Suicide Examined
The Choice of Euthanasia
Episode 18
The Choice of Euthanasia
Killing in War and the Pacifist Challenge
Episode 19
Killing in War and the Pacifist Challenge
Considering Capital Punishment
Episode 20
Considering Capital Punishment
Killing Non-Human Animals
Episode 21
Killing Non-Human Animals
Near-Death Experiences
Episode 22
Near-Death Experiences
The Pursuit of Immortality
Episode 23
The Pursuit of Immortality
The Value of Death
Episode 24
The Value of Death