RELS 211: Death and Dying in World Religions Report a Broken Link

Unit 7


Sogyal Rinpoche, “The Near-Death Experience: A Staircase to Heaven?” in Patrick Gaffney & Andrew Harvey, eds. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (Toronto: PerfectBound/HarperCollins, 2002), 323-40.
Kevin Williams, “Near-Death Experiences of Hindus,” Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife, 2014 International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDs): http://www.near-death.com/hindu.html

Unit 8


Bregman, Lucy (Ed.). Religion, Death, and Dying, vol. 1, Perspectives on Dying and Death. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010)
“A Family Undertaking.” POV. New York: PBS, 2004.

Unit 9


Bryant, Clifton D. (Ed.).  Handbook of Death and Dying, vol. 2, The Response to Death (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2003)
Gary S. Gerson, “The Psychology of Grief and Mourning in Judaism,” Journal of Religion and Health 16, no. 4 (1977): 260-74.
Hend Yasien-Esmael and Simon Shimshon Rubin, “The Meaning Structures of Muslim Bereavements in Israel: Religious Traditions, Mourning Practices, and Human Experience,” Death Studies 29 (2005): 495-518.
Robert E. Goss and Dennis Klass, “Tibetan Buddhism and the Resolution of Grief: The Bardo-Thodol for the Dying and the Grieving,” Death Studies 21, no. 4 (1997): 377-95.
Dennis Klass, “Continuing Bonds in the Resolution of Grief in Japan and North America,” The American Behavioral Scientist 44, no. 5 (2001): 742-63.
John Walliss, “Continuing Bonds: Relationships between the Living and the Dead within Contemporary Spiritualism,” Mortality 6, no.2 (2001): 127-45.

Unit 10


Harold Coward and Kelli I. Stajduhar, eds.  Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, ed. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012).
Carlo Leget,  “Retrieving the ars moriendi Tradition,” in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10 (2007): 313-19.