Gruner, Peter Hamilton (2001) Can end of life narratives help shed light on faith? Masters thesis, Concordia University.
This study is a theological exploration of a person's narrative during the terminal phase of his life. The rationale for using end of life narrative in a theological study is discussed. The subject of the narrative, William, suffers from advanced Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In recording William's narrative, a particular focus was given to his reaction to the angina he had developed earlier in his life. This reaction was pivotal in his prayer life and paved the way to his acceptance of his ALS. The study considers theological aspects of his life in light of current Christian theological thinking. Among the Christian theological aspects of the study are the mysteries of the Trinity, Incarnation, Redemption and the Communion of Saints. Because it is an exploratory study, further work would be required to assess the value of end of life narratives as a means of understanding faith.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Authors:||Gruner, Peter Hamilton|
|Pagination:||iv, 119 leaves ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Jamieson, Christine|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:21|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:22|
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