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Pastoral Thanatology and Buddhism

Pastoral Thanatology and Buddhism

Pastoral Thanatology and Buddhism There are rare occasions when the counselor or pastoral agent may find himself or herself in a situation that is beyond the monotheistic theologies of the West.  In such cases, a pastoral care goes beyond administering theological guidance but merely treating the person in a humane way and being well informed regarding their dying rites.  One distant theology that most pastoral thanatologists rarely study is Buddhism.  Buddhism is an Eastern religion stemming out of India and China.  Its basic idea of God differs from Western theology.  God is not a being, but the idea of God