E 183 How to Live a Good Death


Medical advances mean that, for many in western society, death comes through a long process of dying, and that raises many personal and theological questions.

This challenging reflection connects the process of dying with the revelation of the glory of God in our moments of weakness, and suggests that faithful testimony can turn those undergoing the process of dying from victims to victors.

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Author: Matthew Kirkpatrick

Matthew Kirkpatrick is Lecturer in Ethics and Doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He is author of ‘Engaging Bonhoeffer: The Impact and Influence of Bonhoeffer’s Life and Thought’ (2016) and ‘Attacks on Christendom in a World Come of Age: Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, and the Question of “Religionless Christianity”’ (2011). For Grove he has also written ‘Bonhoeffer’s Ethics: Between Pacifism and Assassination’ (E163) and ‘Søren Kierkegaard’ (E171).

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