In this volume scholars in the broad, interdisciplinary field of thanatology afford valuable insights in changing European death ways. The first part presents studies on a conceptual level for various aspects of death studies. In a second segment different European societies are compared on a national level, while in the final part religious beliefs, attitudes, practices and other worldview-related issues are covered. In this book countries, disciplines and worldviews meet, providing a framework and starting a profound comparative dialogue on challenges the field is confronted with. A framework, we also hope that will be expanded by many scholars and be useful for practitioners.
The Centre for Thanatology (Radboud University Nijmegen) conducts research into socio-cultural and religious aspects of death, dying and bereavement.