Bibliography


Below is a list of books, textbooks, and articles about death, dying, and beyond. Click on the bibliography categories to your left to be directed to each category, or scroll down the page to find all of the categories. The images beside the books are linked to GoogleBooks so that you can view and read excerpts from the books.

Books

Aries, Philippe. The Hour of Death: The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death Over the Last One Thousand Years (2nd ed.). Translated by Helen Weaver. New York: Vintage Books, 2008. Aries, Philippe. The Hour of Our Death (2nd ed.). Translated by Helen Weaver. New York: Vintage Books, 2008.
   
Balk, David. Handbook of Thanatology. Routledge, 2007. Balk, David. Handbook of Thanatology. Routledge, 2007.
   
Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. New York: Free Press, 1973. Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. New York: Free Press, 1973.
   
Bernstein, Alan E. The Formation of Hell, Death and Retribution in the Ancient and Early Christian Worlds. Cornell University Press, 1996. Bernstein, Alan E. The Formation of Hell, Death and Retribution in the Ancient and Early Christian Worlds. Cornell University Press, 1996.
   
Bowker, John. The Meanings of Death. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Bowker, John. The Meanings of Death. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
   
Bregman, Lucy. Beyond Silence and Denial: Death and Dying Reconsidered. Louisville: Westminister John Knox Press, 1999. Bregman, Lucy. Beyond Silence and Denial: Death and Dying Reconsidered. Louisville: Westminister John Knox Press, 1999.
   
Cohn-Sherbok, Dan, and Christopher Lewis, (Eds.). Beyond Death.London: MacMillan, 1995. Cohn-Sherbok, Dan, and Christopher Lewis (Eds.). Beyond Death: Theological and Philosophical Reflections on Life After Death. London: MacMillan, 1995.
   
Coward, Harold (ed.). Life After Death in World Religions. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2000. Coward, Harold (ed.). Life After Death in World Religions. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2000.
   
Coward, Harold and Kelli Stadjuhar (eds.). Religious Understandings of a "Good Death" in Hospice Palliative Care. Albany: SUNY Books, 2011. Coward, Harold and Kelli Stadjuhar (eds.). Religious Understandings of a "Good Death" in Hospice Palliative Care. Albany: SUNY Books, 2011.
   
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Touchstone, 1969. Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Touchstone, 1969.
   
Laderman, Gary. The sacred remains: American attitudes toward death, 1799-1883. Yale University, 1996. Laderman, Gary. The sacred remains: American attitudes toward death, 1799-1883. Yale University, 1996.
   
Laderman, Gary. Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Laderman, Gary. Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
   
Lamm, Maurice. The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning. Jonathan David Publishers, 2000. Lamm, Maurice. The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning. Jonathan David Publishers, 2000.
   
Le Goff, Jacques. The Birth of Purgatory. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1981. Le Goff, Jacques. The Birth of Purgatory. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1981.
   
McDannell, Colleen and Bernhard Lang. Heaven: A Heaven. Yale University Press, 2001. McDannell, Colleen and Bernhard Lang. Heaven: A History. Yale University Press, 2001.
   
Prothero, Stephen. Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America. University of California Press, 2002. Prothero, Stephen. Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America. University of California Press, 2002.
   
Orsi, Robert. Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them. Princeton University Press, 2006. Orsi, Robert. Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them. Princeton University Press, 2006.
   
Segal, Alan F. Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion. New York: Doubleday, 2004. Segal, Alan F. Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion. New York: Doubleday, 2004.
   
Smith, Jane I. and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad. The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Smith, Jane I. and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad. The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
   
Walsh-Pasulka, Diana. "Purgatory in the Carolinas: Catholic Devotional Practices in the Nineteenth Century." In Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture, edited by Walter H. Conser and Rodger Milton Payne, 275-302. Lexington: The University of Kentuck Press, 2008. Walsh-Pasulka, Diana. "Purgatory in the Carolinas:  Catholic Devotional Practices in the Nineteenth Century." In Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture, edited by Walter H. Conser and Rodger Milton Payne, 275-302. Lexington: The University of Kentuck Press, 2008.
   
Walter, Tony. The Eclipse of Eternity: A Sociology of the Afterlife. MacMillan, 1996. Walter, Tony. The Eclipse of Eternity: A Sociology of the Afterlife. MacMillan, 1996.
   
Walter, Tony. On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief. Open University Press, 1999. Walter, Tony. On Bereavement: The Culture of Grief. Open University Press, 1999.
   
Zaleski, Carol. Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Zaleski, Carol. Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

 

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Textbooks

Bregman, Lucy. Death and Dying in World Religions. Kendall Hunt, 2009. Bregman, Lucy. Death and Dying in World Religions. Kendall Hunt, 2009.
   
Bregman, Lucy (ed.). Religion, Death, and Dying. Volume 3: Bereavement and Death Rituals. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010. Bregman, Lucy (ed.). Religion, Death, and Dying. Volume 3: Bereavement and Death Rituals. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010.
   
Chidester, David. Patterns of Transcendence: Religion, Death, and Dying.Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002. Chidester, David. Patterns of Transcendence: Religion, Death, and Dying.Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002.
   
Corr, Charles, Clyde Nabe, and Donna Corr. Death and Dying: Life and Living. Wadsworth, 2008. Corr, Charles, Clyde Nabe, and Donna Corr. Death and Dying: Life and Living. Wadsworth, 2008.
   
DeSpelder, Lynne Ann, and Albert Lee Strickland. The Last Dance. McGraw Hill, 2008. DeSpelder, Lynne Ann, and Albert Lee Strickland. The Last Dance. McGraw Hill, 2008.
   
Garces-Foley, Kathleen. Death and Religion in a Changing World.New York: M.E. Sharp, Inc., 2006. Garces-Foley, Kathleen. Death and Religion in a Changing World.New York: M.E. Sharp, Inc., 2006.
   
Hick, John. Death and Eternal Life. London: MacMillan, 1985. Hick, John. Death and Eternal Life. London: MacMillan, 1985.
   
Moreman, Christopher M (ed.). Teaching Death and Dying. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Moreman, Christopher M (ed.). Teaching Death and Dying. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
   
Moreman, Christopher M. Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. Moreman, Christopher M. Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions. Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.
   
Obayashi, Hiroshi, (Ed.). Death and Afterlife: Perspectives of World Religions. New York: Greenwood, 1992. Obayashi, Hiroshi, (Ed.). Death and Afterlife: Perspectives of World Religions. New York: Greenwood, 1992.
   
Wilson, Liz, (ed.). The Living and the Dead: Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions. Albany: SUNY Press, 2003. Wilson, Liz, (ed.). The Living and the Dead: Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions. Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.

 

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Articles

  • Cuchet, Guillaume . “The Revival of the Cult of Purgatory in France (1850-1914).” French History 18:1 (2004): 76-95.

  • Douglas, Ann . "Heaven Our Home: Consolation Literature in the Northern United States, 1830-1880." American Quarterly 26 (1974): 496-515.
  • Walsh-Pasulka, Diana. “A Somber Pedagogy: the child Death Bed Scene in Early American Religious and Popular Literature, 1780-1920."  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 2:2 (2009): 173-197.

  • Walsh-Pasulka, Diana. "A Communion of Little Saints:  Nineteenth-Century American Child Hagiographies."  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion  23:2 (2007): 51-67.

  • Walsh-Pasulka, Diana. "Passion Tickets Bear Mark of Beast! Religious Authority, Otherworld Realism, and Popular Film." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.  10 (Fall, 2005). Accessed January 14, 2011 from http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/art11-passiontickets-print.html.

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