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Preparation for death in jesuit István Tarnóczy's book : Holtig-való barátság | [Friendship that lasts till death]

Kónya, Franciska (2011) Preparation for death in jesuit István Tarnóczy's book : Holtig-való barátság | [Friendship that lasts till death]. Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai : Theologia Catholica Latina, 56 (1). pp. 67-79. ISSN 1582-2524

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Abstract

István Tarnóczy’s collection of meditations and prayers, first published in 1680, subsequently saw more than ten editions. Its popularity was due to the timeliness of its subject matter. This Jesuit book of meditations contained prayers and meditations written for those seriously ill or preparing for death, while at the same time it worked as a kind of reference book for those assisting the suffering or the dying. In the concept of the time, the attainment of eternal happiness was largely due to a good death. The dying person had to learn the art of death (ars moriendi). This meant in the first place a thorough search of one’s heart, penitence, persistent prayer, forgiveness of one’s brethren, and a just last will. The role of the environment, of those who support the dying person with prayer, and may help his salvation after death by offering masses and saying prayers for his soul, is essential.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: preparation for death, assisting dying persons, collection of meditation, meditation, 17th century Jesuit meditation, 17th century piety literature, Tarnóczy István
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BL Religion / vallás
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BR Christianity / kereszténység
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Franciska Kónya
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2014 15:22
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2014 15:22
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/9509

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