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Maynooth College Reflects on Facing Life’s End: Perspectives on Dying and Death Jeremy Corley, Aoife McGrath, Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, Salvador Ryan | Messenger Publications

Release Date07/11/2022
PublisherMessenger Publications

Foreword by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

With contributions from those working in palliative care, healthcare chaplaincy, philosophy and theology, this book adopts a multi-faceted approach to questions around dying and death.

Topics include the transformative power of palliative care, spiritual care at the end of life, philosophical perspectives on dying, death and dignity, prudential judgment in end-of-life decision-making, perinatal death, compassionate accompaniment of the bereaved, honouring the sacred story of the dying, reflecting on the Order of Christian funerals scriptural perspectives on mortality, the significance of music in the funeral liturgy, how the afterlife has been imagined within the Christian tradition, and the ‘liturgy’ of the Irish Wake.

Jeremy Corley, Aoife McGrath, Neil-Xavier O’Donoghue and Salvador Ryan are faculty members at Maynooth Pontifical University.