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All articles & reviews tagged with dying

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August 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The last enemy: The fight of faith and the pilgrimage

Last month we reflected on death and how our society and our churches have been freshly challenged about its reality and power. We began to think about how we need to learn how to face the challenge of our last enemy. Paul uses this language in 1 Corinthians 15:26 for our Lord Christ’s conquest…

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October 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Facing death

'You will be gathered to your people', God told his servant Moses, now over a hundred years old and still in good health (Numbers 27:13; Deuteronomy 34:7). How did Moses react to this announcement of his imminent death? He prayed, not for himself, but for God’s people. All his thoughts were wrapped up in…

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August 1995
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Dignity and dying

There are really two concerns here. One is the awful spectre of dying out of control, of ending one's days voiceless, in a humiliating tableau of tubes and soiled sheets. No one wants to go through such embarrassment. If die we must, we want to die with dignity. The other fear is of dying…

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