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By Karen Armstrong

"An admirable and ambitious paintings of synthesis that might supply perception and pride to hundreds of thousands of lay readers."

In this stunningly clever booklet, Karen Armstrong, one among Britain's most effective commentators on spiritual affairs, lines the heritage of ways women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the trendy age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow historical past of monotheism into one fantastically readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.

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3. The view of the group on afterlife and its meaning. 4. The key terms and vocabulary that nurses, physicians, and clergy might use in dealing with a patient and his family at times of acute illness and death. 5. Where to call for assistance when physicians, nurses, social workers, or hospital clergy need information about dealing with patients of the religion, particularly if they are acutely ill or dying. Page 4 6. What is the view of the religion on visiting the sick? 7. If death occurs, what is the religion's practice regarding the postmortem attention of the body?

The Holy Quran states: "Thou wast indeed heedless of this, but now we have removed from thee thy veil, so thy sight is sharp this Day" (50122). This shows that the spiritual life which is hidden from the human eye, by reason of material limitation, will become manifest in the resurrection; because human perception will then be clearer, the veil of material limitation having been removed. There are three states in the spiritual experience of the soul. Thus the three states, death, the grave, and resurrection.

Director of Pastoral Care, St. , professor of theology, who has written extensively on illness and suffering in the Catholic perspective, who summarized the empirical and theoretical points, respectively. , project director and editor of this work, were both present throughout the day. The eighty-six workshop attendees were members of pastoral careclergy and laypeople, social workers, physicians, and nurses. They were delighted with the material presented by the members of various religious faiths.

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