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Death and Dying
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Death as a Boundary Rejected

1. a) Death and human attitudes that are to be observed in connection with it, underlie a transformation. Death concerns all human beings. The precise entry of death, and ‘life’ thereafter, has its own meaning for every culture. The scientific biological connections, the ‘itinerary’ of death, are, of course, available to documentation: Western sc…

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Hutter, Manfred, “Death and Dying”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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