The mastery of grief - PDF book by Bolton Hall

The mastery of grief

The mastery of grief



If there is order in the world, if malice does not rule, there must be such understanding as will minister to our needs in time of trouble. Religious consolation often fails because a great catastrophe seems to break down religious belief, at least for the time. 

The impulse is to curse God and die." Some in their agony do not care to understand but wish rather believe and find comfort in that without regard to reason. The reason seems to them a cold, lifeless thing; their bruised hearts need warmth and passion. 

The thought that their grief was directly sent them brings comfort with the pain, whereas the realization that it was merely a natural consequence directly related not only to their own lives but also to the lives of their fellow-beings, would add but one more sting to their suffering. For such, there is already abundant literature.

Contents:

I. The Tragedy of Death - - - 3
II. Separation ------- n
III. Regrets -----._. 21
IV. The Medicament of Grief - - 33
V. Diverting our Thoughts - - - 49
VI. Ideal Love ------- 57
VII. Grieving for Ourselves - - - 67
VIII. The Course of Nature - - - - 75
IX. The Changeless Change - - - 85
X. Taking Up Life Again - - - - 93
XI. "The Will of God" 
XII. Funeral Rites 
XIII. Message from the Dead - - - 123
XIV. Earthly Immortality - - - - 133
XV. The Necessity of Change - - - 143
XVI. The Persistence of Life - - - 153
XVII. Science and Immortality - - 165
XVIII. The Universal Life - - - - - 181
XIX. The Individual Legacy - - - 191
XX. Progress Through Consequences 199
XXI. The Breakdown of Faith - - 209
XXII. There is No Death ----- 221
Appendix ---------- 227
Index ----------- 241


the book details :
  • Author: Bolton Hall
  • Publication date: 1913
  • Company: New York, H. Holt and company

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