Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Biblio Smiles
When You're Here, We'll Make a Book Nerd Out of You
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Death & Grief   Suicide

Breaking the Thread of Life: On Rational Suicide


Free Shipping Included! Breaking the Thread of Life: On Rational Suicide by Brand: Transaction Publishers at Biblio Smiles. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Suicide, and how civilized people should respond to it, is an increasingly controversial topic in modern society. In Holland, suicide is the third


Product Description

Suicide, and how civilized people should respond to it, is an increasingly controversial topic in modern society. In Holland, suicide is the third leading cause of death of people between the ages of fifteen and forty. In the United States, it is the second leading cause of death among older teenagers. Laws prohibiting assisted suicide are being directly and boldly confronted by activists in the United States, most notably Jack Kevorkian. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has publicly declared suicide a fundamental human right that should be protected under the Constitution. The Hemlock Society has introduced referenda in California, Washington, and Oregon to legalize suicide and assisted suicide. The most vocal opposition to these initiatives has come from the Roman Catholic church.Breaking the Thread of Life marshalls philosophical, moral, medical, historical, and theological arguments in support of the Roman Catholic position against suicide. In a comprehensive study of the history of suicide, Barry shows that Christian civilization was one of only a few early societies that was able to bring suicide under control. He counters claims that Catholicism and the Bible endorse rational suicide. Barry also analyzes arguments in support of the rationality of suicide and illuminates their biases, inadequacies, and dangers.Barry presents the rationale for the Roman Catholic church's strong, extensive, and articulate opposition to efforts to gain legal and social endorsement of suicide and assisted suicide. His book represents the most complete study of the classical Roman Catholic view of rational suicide to date, and it will be of significant interest to philosophers, theologians, physicians, and lawyers.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Routledge
Brand:Brand: Transaction Publishers
Publisher:Routledge
Studio:Routledge
EAN:9781560001423
Item Weight:0 pounds
Item Size:1.25 x 9.25 x 9.25 inches
Package Weight:1.5 pounds
Package Size:6.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 inches

Breaking the Thread of Life: On Rational Suicide by Brand: Transaction Publishers

Buy Now:
Breaking the Thread of Life: On Rational Suicide

Brand: Brand: Transaction Publishers
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$100.00


Quantity:  

 


View More In Suicide.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Transaction Publishers, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9781871177558, isbn: 1871177553,
This book attempts to develop a recognition of the scale of the problem of prison suicide internationally, and to set in the context of the prison as an institution. The sequel to this book, Deaths in Custody: Caring for people at risk is, also publi...

ean: 9781412856942, isbn: 1412856949,
Each suicide is as unique as the individuals involved, especially if one examines the nature of the act and to what extent these acts can be viewed as a theatrical performance. Focusing on the dramatic aspects of suicide may seem tangential to the ph...

ean: 9780521349581, isbn: 0521349583,
In early twentieth-century Russia, suicide became a public act and a social phenomenon of exceptional scale, a disquieting emblem of Russia's encounter with modernity. This book draws on an extensive range of sources, from judicial records to the pop...

ean: 9781572306141, isbn: 1572306149,
Grounded in a comprehensive model of suicidality, this volume describes an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment approach. The clinician is guided to assess suicidal behavior and implement interventions tailored to the severity, chroni...

ean: 9780520290310, isbn: 0520290313,
At the turn of the twentieth century many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions This idea was especially powerful in Mexico City where tragic and violent deaths in public urban spaces seem...

ean: 9780415993555, isbn: 0415993555,
here are over 38,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone, and the numbers in other countries suggest that suicide is a major public health problem around the world. A suicide leaves behind more victims than just the individual, as fa...

ean: 9781571430885, isbn: 1571430881,
Explores the life and death--officially ruled a suicide--of Lissa Roche, the daughter-in-law of Hillsdale College's president, with whom she supposedly had an affair, and argues that the truth about the case has been suppresed....

ean: 9781572305519, isbn: 1572305517,
Focusing on acute clinical situations in which there is an imminent risk of serious harm or death to self or others, this practical resource helps clinicians evaluate and manage a wide range of mental health emergencies. Authors examine how to distin...

ean: 9781107198869, isbn: 1107198860,
Examining the evidence from Belgium - one of only five countries where euthanasia is practised legally - an international panel of experts considers the implications of legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide. Looking at the issue from an internati...

ean: 9781119162957, isbn: 1119162955,
New edition of an acclaimed manual which uses the solution focused approach to take an empathetic and validating approach to working with individuals considering suicide. Offers invaluable guidance for suicide prevention by showing “what works” ...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - bibliosmiles.com. All Rights Reserved.