Death in Contemporary Western Culture

  title={Death in Contemporary Western Culture},
  author={T. J. Woods},
  journal={Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations},
  pages={333 - 343}
  • T. J. Woods
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations
  • Abstract As a Christian priest and minister, I have inevitably taken responsibility for getting to know a wide variety of families as they faced the dying or death of a relative, and in the majority of cases I have not previously known the family. Unlike many other occasions for pastoral contact, the encounter with death has meant that I have met families when they are ready to be very open and honest about their feelings. In this paper, beginning with reference to a contemporary film, I… CONTINUE READING
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