Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Haendschke

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 15:42-43; 1 Corinthians 15:54; 1 Corinthians 15:12; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Romans 8:23; John 14:19; Philippians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 15:55; 1 Corinthians 15:57; John 14:3; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Hebrews 9:27; Philippians 4:19; Acts 16:30; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ezekiel 18:4, 20; 1 John 2:12; John 8:32; Romans 5:12b; Genesis 37:35; John 14:3; 2 Peter 3:18; John 10:10


This thesis is an attempt not only to understand the bereavement and grief of loved ones who are left behind, but it is also an uncompromising work depicting the reality of death and the pressing needs that arise when it is imminent, needs that are unique to every individual and that must be treated as such. As a Christian, I hope to convey thoughts that will relate to the personal needs of both the bereaved and to the suffering and dying patient. It is hoped that this paper will help the pastor to realize that he is not the "living" ministering to the "dying" but that he himself, as a living person who will die someday, is ministering to those who will die sooner than he.

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