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This course explores the biblical and theological perspectives on death and dying, and provides a pastoral foundation for pastors, chaplains, counselors and others who minister to the dying and their families and friends. In particular, the Christian tradition of the ars moriendi (art of dying) will be examined as an important resource for pastoral ministry. Attention is also given to attitudes toward death and rituals of grieving in various cultural contexts. Students will also be expolsed to a variety of community resources for the dying and their families, including hospice care, funeral homes, and other services.