Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Course Description

GLS 592 - Religious Views on Death and Dying

Instructor: Beverley McGuire

This course explores and compares religious views of death and dying from a variety of religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. For each tradition, we will consider the following questions:

  • How do they understand the nature of death?
  • Do they ascribe meaning and value to death?
  • Do they recommend a particular religious practice at the moment of death?
  • What funeral rituals are advocated within their tradition?

Last Updated: December 5, 2017