CONTENTS

Foreword by Thomas Howard  xi
Introduction xv
About This Book xvi
Three Question: Death, Life and God xvii

Chapter 1: DEATH AS AN ENEMY 1
Death Is an Enemy/ Death Is Loss? Death Is Not Sleep/
The Appearance of Death vs. the Reality of Death/ Death
Is Loss of Light/ Death as inevitable/ Death as Irreversible/
Despair/ A Puzzle: The Heart/ Following Up the Clue: Death
as Exceptional/ Death and Guilt/ A Thought Experiment/ Hope/

Notes

Chapter 2: DEATH AS A STRANGER 19
Hate versus Indifference/ Why Not to "Bury the Dead"/ Premodern
Man's Fascination with Death/ The Modern Christian Ignoring of
Death/ The Modern Post-Christian Ignoring of Death: Collectivism,
Skepticism, Relativism, Technologism, Hedonism, Externalism/
The Pornography of Death/ "Jaws" as Death/ A Dilemma and Dead
End/ An Escape from Escapism/ Notes

Chapter 3: DEATH AS A FRIEND
Our "Being-Toward-Death"/ Openness/ A Frame for Life/ Appreciation
of Life/ Death as Food/ Death and Truth/ Death and Heroism/
Friend or Enemy: An Unresolved Riddle/ Notes.

Chapter 4: DEATH AS MOTHER
Doors/ Death as a Door/ A Thought Experiment: Death as Birth/
Little Deaths/ The Process of Dying & Being Born/ Returnees
from Death?/ Life as Fetal Rehearsals/ The Freedom of Death/
An Argument for Immortality/ The Ecology of Death/ Wombs
Within Wombs/ Death Is Not Separation/ Union with the World
Through Death/ Why We Must Die/ Death Weans Us from Death/
Death as an Operation/ Notes

Chapter 5: DEATH AS A LOVER
A Strange Experience/ The Individuality of Death/ My Divine Name/
Free Death/ Choosing Life/ Death Is Not Passive/ Meeting/
Sex and Death/ How Do you Meet Death?/ Meeting Light/
Judgment/ Heaven and Hell/ The Consummation of the Quest/
Ultimate Meaning of Ultimate Meaninglessness/ If Death
Is so Great, Why Not Suicide?/Prayer and Death/ "I'm So Happy
I Could Die!"/ Love Is Stronger Than Death/ The End/ Concluding
Unscientific Postcript/ Notes

Appendix: Six Scenes from a Close Encounter with the Dark Angel 113

Excerpted from Love is Stronger Than Death by Peter Kreeft.  Published  by Ignatius Press. Copyright 1992.  All rights reserved.

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