In the paper I connect 'visions of the good life' with the undeniable reality for any human being: the end of life. The end of life will not always be good, yet preparing for death belongs to good living. Or does death distort our vision of what a good life might be? The paper brings these question into conversation with two core ecclesial practices, such as pastoral care and preaching. Is death still part of Christian speech, and if so, how? The final part of the paper presents offers a research perspective on thanatology for theological research.
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jun 2022|
|Event||Visions of the Good Life: Salvation in the Twenty-First Century - Centre for Church and Mission in the West, Theological University Kampen|Utrecht, Kampen, Netherlands|
Duration: 8 Jun 2022 → 10 Jun 2022
|Conference||Visions of the Good Life|
|Period||8/06/22 → 10/06/22|
- pastoral care