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By Kalman J. Kaplan,Matthew B. Schwartz,Nicholas Wolterstorff

This ebook deals a brand new procedure by means of combining the disciplines of background, psychology, and faith to provide an explanation for the suicidal point in either Western tradition and the person, and the way to regard it. historic Greek society screens in its literature and the lives of its humans an obsessive curiosity in suicide and dying. Kaplan and Schwartz have explored the psychodynamic roots of this problem--in specific, the tragic confusion of the Greek heroic impulse and its dedication to unsatisfactory offerings which are destructively inflexible and vicious. the traditional Hebraic writings communicate little of suicide and technique fact and freedom in enormously assorted phrases: God is an concerned dad or mum, taking good care of his kids. as a result, heroism, within the Greek experience, isn't wanted neither is the person pressured to choose from most unlikely possible choices. In all the first 3 sections, the authors speak about the problems of suicide from a comparative framework, no matter if in inspiration or fable, then the suicide-inducing results of the Graeco-Roman international, and at last, the suicide-preventing results of the Hebrew global. the ultimate part attracts in this fabric to provide a suicide prevention treatment. historic in scope, the e-book bargains a brand new mental version linking tradition to the suicidal character and indicates an antidote, particularly in regards to the remedy of the suicidal individual.

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