Douglas J. Davies is Professor in the Study of Religion at Durham University and Director of its Centre for Death and Life Studies. His study Emotion, Identity, and Religion: Hope, Reciprocity, and Otherness (2011), and edited collection with Chang-Won Park, Emotion, Identity and Death: Mortality across Disciplines (2012), complement this present edited collection. Other recent publications include Natural Burial: Traditional -Secular Spiritualities and Funeral Innovation (2012) and The Theology of Death (2008). Nathaniel Warne is currently a PhD candidate at Durham University, UK. His interests are primarily in theological ethics and political philosophy. His current research looks at the relationship between eudaimonism, the theoretical approach to happiness and ethical life, and the doctrine of divine calling with special interest in the theology of work. His other research interests include historical theology and the intersection of metaphysics with ethics.