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Product Details

  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480273856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480273856
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,827,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William E. Kangas is the author of "How the First Christians Changed Dying." He is also the editor of and regular contributor to "The Orant", an ecumenical internet community concerned with how the traditional practices of Christian worship relate to the challenges of contemporary culture. He can also be regularly heard on "The Crossed Purposes Podcast", a weekly radio show that discusses how pop-culture relates to theology. He has spent the last 10 years as a youth minister, speaker and worship leader. He received his B.A. in religious studies from Regent University and his Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in Liturgy and Sacramental theology at The Catholic University of America. He currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Joan and son Liam. When he's not talking about theology, he also lectures and writes about the coffee industry.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pdowling on November 24, 2012
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I enjoyed reading this book. The author spent a good amount of time researching the topic and presented logical arguments. However, the writing would occasionally digress unnecessarily, but other than that it was a great read and insight into what death means, should mean and how its changed since the death and resurrection of Christ
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack Repenning on January 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is an enlightening, readable, and well-researched exploration of cultural views of death, and how they changed in the light of the Christian experience. I do wish it had spent more time on how these death-views influenced life-views and societies outside the worship centers and catacombs.

On a purely technical level, it could also have used some more proof-reading. Maybe it happened in the transformation to Kindle format (which is how I read it), but it seemed as if every page had half a dozen missing or duplicated words, fractured sentences, or similar red-pencil opportunities. I don't think I ever had trouble understanding the point, but it was, at the very least, distracting.
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William E. Kangas is the author of "How the First Christians Changed Dying." He is also the editor of and regular contributor to "The Orant", an ecumenical internet community concerned with how the traditional practices of Christian worship relate to the challenges of contemporary culture. He can also be regularly heard on "The Crossed Purposes Podcast", a weekly radio show that discusses how pop-culture relates to theology. He has spent the last 10 years as a youth minister, speaker and worship leader. He received his B.A. in religious studies from Regent University and his Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in Liturgy and Sacramental theology at The Catholic University of America. He currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Joan and son Liam. When he's not talking about theology, he also lectures and writes about the coffee industry.

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