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Waiting for the last bus : reflections on life and death / Richard Holloway.

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  • ISBN: 9781786890214
  • ISBN: 1786890216
  • ISBN: 1786890224
  • ISBN: 9781786890221
  • Physical Description: 165 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : Canongate Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-165).
Formatted Contents Note:
The dance of death -- Losing it -- Looking back -- Then what? -- Defying death -- The day after -- The last bus.
Summary, etc.:
"Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In Waiting for the Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, this is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end."-- Publisher.
Subject: Death.
Future life.
Future life.
Geistliche Begleitung.
Genre: Nonfiction.