New Publication: Death, Ritual and Belief

Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites
Douglas Davies


 The RSP is delighted to be sponsored this month by a new publication from Douglas Davies – Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites


Now in its third edition, this text provides an excellent introduction to key authors and authorities on death beliefs, bereavement, grief, and ritual-symbolism, all from a Religious Studies perspective (including anthropology and sociology).  New additions to this publication cover euthanasia, terrorism, green burial, material culture, and online death studies; and case studies range from Anders Breivik in Norway, to the Rapture in the USA,  to the Princess of Wales.


This publication would be ideal for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in Religious Studies, in courses on death and dying, ritual, and the anthropology of religion.


A note on the author: Douglas Davies is Professor in the Study of Religion and Director of the Centre for Death and Life Studies at Durham University.  He is a fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and of the Learned Society of Wales.


Take a further look, get yourself a copy, or request it for your uni library:
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