Category Archives: Death

John Donne, “Death, Be Not Proud”

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which … Continue reading

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Progressing From the Existential Meaning of Death

There is an interesting little book by Mitch Albom entitled The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Hyperion, 2003) which entertains the depiction of a possible afterlife scenario with the older protagonist, Eddie. Eddie is an 83 year-old theme park … Continue reading

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Richard J. Neuhaus (2000) on Death

Richard J. Neuhaus From First Things (Jan., 2009) This essay by Richard John Neuhaus was originally published in the February 2000 issue of First Things. We are born to die. Not that death is the purpose of our being born, … Continue reading

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