Year: 1993 Source: Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1993. 180p. SIEC No: 19960080

Graeco-Roman, Biblical & post-Biblical views on suicide were studied in order to connect the influence of these civilizations to modern thought. The book is in 4 sections: the problem of suicide, individual case studies, family influences & the prevention of suicide. In each of the first 3 sections, the issue of suicide is discussed in a comparative framework, followed by a discussion of the suicide-inducing effects of Graeco-Roman society & the suicide-preventing effects of the Hebrew world.