The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
To die well is to die a Christian death, according to the medieval writings of the Ars Moriendi (the Art of Dying). But what does it mean to die well today, in the 21st century? Churches play a central role in funeral rituals and in providing comfort for the dying or those left behind – but often have engaged less in questions about the decisions that may be faced at the end of life, particularly in relation to advancement in medical technologies.
Ars Moriendi (The Art of Dying) by Pamela Dowling.
Next month, Monday October 16, sees the launch of a major new digital resource to support discussion about end-of-life decision-making. The resource includes a series of talks, alongside music and artwork, to encourage debate about the theological, ethical, social, clinical and legal context that faces us all, as individuals, members of families, communities and congregations – or as clergy.
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