In This Paper I Am Going To Compare And Contrast Two Different

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In this paper I am going to compare and contrast two different books on the subject of human mortality. The two books that I am reviewing are “The Art of Dying: Living Fully Into The Life to Come”, and “Death and Afterlife”. I am going to give brief summaries of each book and also share where I think both of these books have agreed on certain themes, as well as where the have disagreed. “The Art of Dying: Living Fully Into The Life to Come”, written by Rob Moll, is a comprehensive book that tackles many different aspects of how humans have dealt with death, and how we are currently dealing with death. This book focuses specifically on how Christians should respond to the incredibly difficult matter of death. Moll mentions we now know…show more content…
Moll believes that the church needs to step up and help with this ever so increasing issue. The church has had many issues with terminal diseases, and how to go about treating them. There are many who would refuse treatment in hoping and praying that God would heal them from their illness. Yet, others would say that God can work through medicine, and that medical treatment is his way of healing their illness. This makes an incredibly difficult decision for the church when a person becomes terminally ill. Some feel that it is more honorable and pleasant to not continue treating patients with incurable diseases, even if it can prolong life. Some feel that it is a better way to die, not having to be connected to multiple machines, kept in undesirable hospital rooms, in sometimes excruciating pain (Moll 20-27). Moll feels that the church has become too “prolife”. Studies have been shown that the church is more likely to use aggressive treatments to prolong life, even for just a day. But their death scores are significantly lower than those haven’t perused such intensive care. So Moll wants to know why the church isn’t teaching us to die as well. Researchers are saying that Christians just aren’t being counseled on how to die. They are simply trying to avoid death at all cost, instead of joyfully connecting with God in peace. Intensive end of life treatments have become synonymous with poor quality of death (Moll 32-38). Another aspect that Moss highlights

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