Author Archives: Sammy Bishop

The RSP is delighted to be sponsored this month by a new publication from Douglas Davies – Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites

Now in its third edition, this text provides an excellent introduction to key authors and authorities on death beliefs, bereavement, grief, and ritual-symbolism, all from a Religious Studies perspective (including anthropology and sociology). New additions to this publication cover euthanasia, terrorism, green burial, material culture, and online death studies; and case studies range from Anders Breivik in Norway, to the Rapture in the USA, to the Princess of Wales.

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