Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches writing, rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA.  Dr Bennett-Carpenter’s work engages rhetorical and psychological strategies within religion and culture.  Recent publications include work on the concept of the “ideograph” in the Journal of Communication and Religion and on psychotherapists writing about dealing with the idea of one’s own death for the journal Mortality. www.benjaminbennettcarpenter.com