Death Not the Mysterium Tremendum: A Summary Overview

  • Stacey B. Day
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)


It would need one of exceptional wisdom to reach a simple conclusion in summing up the many thoughtful interdisciplinary perspectives discussed in this book on Cancer, Stress, and Death. None would disagree that death is the great separator. The husband is forever parted from his wife, the father from the son, the mother from the child, the neighbor from the community. This separation may occur in isolation or as an element of death en masse. In our times, and in our days, we live under conditions in which virtually entire nations, entire societies, entire cities, may be suddenly destroyed. Death has many meanings, and they change with culture and society. And with this change has come a certain blunting of the once-held awe of death, a blunting of the supreme mysterium tremendum.


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stacey B. Day
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  1. 1.Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer ResearchNew YorkUSA

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