40% off books & eBooks—your Summer Sale giveaway!

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Mysticism

Death, Dying, and Mysticism

The Ecstasy of the End

Editors: Cattoi, T., Moreman, C., Harcourt, G. C. (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47208-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47207-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $74.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50110-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This volume offers a sample of reflections from scholars and practitioners on the theme of death and dying from scholars and practitioners, ranging from the Christian tradition to Hinduism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, while also touching on the themes of the afterlife and near-death experiences.

About the authors

Lucy Bregman, Temple University, USA Callum E. Cooper, University of Northampton, UK Chris A. Roe, University of Northampton, UK June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University, USA Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University, USA Cynthia Hogan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Martin Hoondert, Tilburg School of Humanities, The Netherlands Stuart Jesson, York St. John's University, USA Jin Sook Kim, Graduate Theological Union, USA June McDaniel, College of Charleston, USA Jordan Paper, York University in Toronto, Canada Lloyd W. Pflueger, Truman State University, USA Darleen Pryds, Franciscan School of Theology, USA Robert Michael Ruehl, Syracuse University, USA Juanita Ruys, University of Sydney, Australia Lee Irwin, College of Charleston, USA Graham Mitchell, University of Northampton, UK

Reviews

“As an introductory insight into the world of mysticism and death, this book would well suit readers unfamiliar to the topic; being able to readily choose a direction of their interest. However, even a reader familiar with the area may be able to gain greater understanding, primarily by re-balancing their existing knowledge within a larger context, and thereby helping to shake off any academic astigmatisms or tunnel-vision which can sometimes develop with time.” (Vladimir Dubaj, Australian Journal of Parapsychology, Vol. 17, December, 2017)

“Death, Dying, and Mysticism offers a rich, multi-disciplinary perspective on physical death as a time of transformation, and examines the mystical loss of ego mentioned in various religious narratives on dying. … A number of articles in this book explore death, grief, spiritual experience, and identity for various key thinkers, artists, and composers.” (Dr. Lise Vail, RR Reading Religion, readingreligion.org, September, 2016)

“The book is an interesting and diverse collection of essays analyzing the relationship of mysticism and death in a variety of disciplines. ... presents a challenge to our contemporary hermeneutic of interpreting both mysticism and death as one dimensional and universal. Cattoi and Moreman’s edited collection reminds the reader that the numinous can be encountered in many different shapes and forms—even, and especially, in encounters with dying and death.” (Candi K. Cann, Omega, Vol. 73 (2), 2016)



'In this thoughtful, interdisciplinary, and integral compilation of essays, Cattoi and Moreman gracefully open our awareness to the mystical process of death and dying. Through so many perspectives, one grasps the spiritual evolution of the soul, with death and dying marking a final dissolution of egoic consciousness opening toward a 'boundless' dimension or unity consciousness and our original nature. Inspiring!' - Barbara Morrill, Chair, Integral Counseling Program, The California Institute of Integral Studies, USA

'Thomas Cattoi and Christopher Moreman have presented a striking overview of spiritual analyses and interpretations of the death and the dying process. While the diversity of the material in this volume is considerable, the unifying themes are the inevitability of death, even for those of us in contemporary culture who seek ways to deny it, and the ennobling capacity of the human spirit to embrace and sanctify life, even as it slips away, or perhaps, especially when it slips away.' Laura Weed, The College of Saint Rose, USA

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47208-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-47207-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $74.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50110-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Death, Dying, and Mysticism
Book Subtitle
The Ecstasy of the End
Editors
  • T. Cattoi
  • C. Moreman
  • G. C. Harcourt
Series Title
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Mysticism
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47208-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137472083
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47207-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50110-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 281
Topics