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I. Biology and Medicine – II. Dogmatics – III. Ethics – IV. Practical Theology

I. Biology and Medicine

Ancient and medieval medicine was, for the most part, only interested in dying from the point of view of the prognostic signs of death. It was not until the advent of modern science that the determining of the fact of death came to be seen as a medical concern, an interest that was largely stimulated by the discussion over the phenomenon of…

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Bormuth, Matthias, Henning, Christian and Gestrich, Reinhold, “Dying”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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