Tag: death

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    Director Terrence Malik’s new movie is a meditation on traditional Christian questions about evil, suffering, grace, and beauty, says Calvin College professor of English Roy Anker. More

    January 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “When somebody dies in Christ, or dies a Christian, it’s a good thing because he’s going to God. He has died on a good path,” says Nii Adei Klu. More

    January 13, 2012 | Comments

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    Purposefulness and self-sacrifice in human life “can never be reduced to a machine,” according to this bioethicist. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “The whole system is greased to pay hospitals and others for expensive things people might not even want” at the end of life, says Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of ethics and palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    “I don’t believe there is an intrinsic sacredness in any site. We make them sacred in our visits,” says Judaic studies professor James Young, an authority on memorials. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

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    An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is “at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world,” says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that “the life of faith is not without doubt.” More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    The widespread crisis in Japan is marked by ongoing relief efforts and acknowledgment of the impermanence of life. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “Whether we’re actually preserving veterans’ capacity to have a flourishing life afer war, a good life for a human being after war, I don’t know. I just don’t know,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Soldiers carry all the moral weight of war, and we carry very little, and we need to share that moral burden by realizing that they are our surrogates,” according to philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman, author of “The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “To do the war on the cheap and not hold us all accountable for the decisions that are made is a travesty,” says this New York National Guard state chaplain. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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