Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

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Published UK, 2015 (2nd edition)
Written by international authorities in the field, this book describes the rituals and beliefs of major world religions and explains their psychological and historical extent. The authors show how customs are changed by contact with the west and consider the implications for the future.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Culture and Religion
Grief in Small-Scale Societies
Death in a Hindu Family
The Buddhist Way of Death
Jewish Views and Customs on Death
Christianity
The Islamic Way of Death and Dying
Childhood, Death and Bereavement Across Cultures

Colin Murray Parkes is Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Christopher's Hospice, UK.
Paperback. 224 pages

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