How different religions view death and afterlife

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Charles Press , Philadelphia
Death -- Religious aspects., Future
Other titlesDeath and afterlife
Statementedited by Christopher Jay Johnson and Marsha G. McGee.
ContributionsJohnson, Christopher Jay., McGee, Marsha G.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL504 .E53 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination352 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1536194M
ISBN 100914783556
LC Control Number91014236

This book offers the information needed to explore a wide range of views on death, funeral practices and afterlife.

One would think that this information would be readily available, but surprisingly this is not the case. There are many books on death and on religion, but few have managed to integrate these subjects thoughtfully and by: This book, then, in my view is just not useful for a comparative study in religion on the subject of the afterlife.

For instance, there are chapters devoted to Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Methodist by: 7. Different religions. You can't be serious. These are all too similar in their afterlife views and worldview in general to merit their own individual chapters.

Meanwhile Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, each receive only one chapter's worth of attention. And this book is simply silent on the religions of China, Japan, Africa, Native America, etc/5(8). This book presents an objective, thoughtful and practical explanation of the often-complicated subjects of death and afterlife.

Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value /5.

This book presents an objective, thoughtful and practical explanation of the often-complicated subjects of death and afterlife. Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value to all readers who would like to obtain a better understanding of the various ways in which different Price: $ This book presents an objective, thoughtful and practical explanation of the subjects of death and afterlife.

Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value to all readers who would like to obtain a better understanding of the various ways in which different faiths understand death.

Different Religions View Death and Afterlife is a reprint of Encounters with Eternity (). As a consequence, this book is not as clearly focused as its title suggests.

Although each religion needs general description, in order to put views on death in perspective, the end result is. death, as reported by many of his subjects, and that the different experiences and concepts of the. subject's lifetime, involving religion and death, can influence the individual's understanding of.

death and afterlife. Religions involve group practices of similar spiritual : David San Filippo. Life after Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions Jack.

McLean Author: Farnáz Ma‘súmián Published by: OneWorld, Oxford, England,pages For millennia, issues concerning death and the afterlife have been a major motif in the scriptures of the world’s great Size: 36KB.

Some members of the Buddhist and Hindu religions interpret near-death experiences as providing afterlife visions similar to visions ascribed to some Eastern religious experiences associated with death and afterlife.

Get this from a library. How different religions view death & afterlife. [Christopher Jay Johnson; Marsha G McGee;] -- This new second edition presents a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of the largest and fastest-growing religions in North America. Unlike many books on.

How different religions view death & afterlife by,Charles Press edition, Paperback in English - 2nd ed. concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of the largest and fastest-growing religions in North America.

Unlike many books on the subject of religious beliefs, the discourse here is refreshingly Pages: Articles afterlife articles How different religions view the Afterlife. Christianity. Whilst there are different orthodox Christian beliefs – Catholics, Protestants, the Baptists and other Christians, the core of Christian belief about the afterlife is that there is an afterlife, that conduct on earth – how we behave - will determine where in the afterlife you will.

Major religious traditions of the world contain perspectives of perennial importance on the topic of death and afterlife. Such concepts and beliefs are not only reflected directly in mortuary and funerary practices, but also inform patterns of beliefs and rituals that shape human lifestyles/5.

This is a very straightforward, measured approach to the subject of the death and afterlife beliefs of about 20 different major world religions. To understand these views, one must have at least a basic understanding of the religion and thus, each chapter includes background information about the history of the faith and its main beliefs.5/5(5).

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Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value to all readers who would like to obtain a better understanding of the various ways in which different Reviews: 1.

[ How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife, 2nd Edition (Revised) Johnson, Christopher J. (Author) ] { Paperback } Johnson, Christopher J.: Books - (9). This book presents an objective, thoughtful and practical explanation of the often-complicated subjects of death and afterlife.

Offering a clear, concise and comparative overview of the teachings and the death beliefs of 19 different religions, this popular book will be of enormous value to all readers who would like to obtain a better understanding of the various ways in which different /5(37).

Different religions. You can't be serious. These are all too similar in their afterlife views and worldview in general to merit their own individual chapters. Meanwhile Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, each receive only one chapter's worth of attention.

And this book is simply silent on the religions of China, Japan, Africa, Native America, etc/5. COVID Resources.

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Death is marked in so many ways around the world that an understanding of different rituals can be helpful, particularly in a cross cultural environment. It’s not death, as such, which is a universal experience, but the expression of grief that differs so much between cultures.

In Korea, where cremation is becoming commonplace nowadays, there. This book offers a historical and cross-cultural survey of the varieties of perceptions regarding death and hopes for survival beyond death found in different religiocultural settings. Major religious traditions of the world, past and present, contain perspectives of perennial importance on the topic of death and afterlife; this is especially.

How Different Religions View Death And Afterlife Afterlife In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife is known as the concept of a realm, in which the necessary part of an individual's identity continues to live on after the death of the body.

According to a Gallup poll, about 8 million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience (NDE), and many of them regard this experience as proof of an afterlife—a parallel, spiritual. Contemporary Explorations of Life after Death provides an interesting anthology of different views concerning the afterlife.

Doore recognizes the difficulty of arriving at a universal consensus because there is a contradiction between dualism (body and soul) and materialism. Karissa Walter Professor Herman Death and Dying 25 April Cultural Aspects of Death and Dying "Grieving and death rituals vary across culture and are heavily influenced by Religion (Medscape)." Cross cultural beliefs, ceremonies, and rituals allow for the deaths of individuals to be encompassed in a more organized social order (Death and.

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Various shifts in religious and philosophical thought—as well as in wars, conquests, and the emergence of new religions—all played a role in the eventual separation of the righteous and un-righteous dead, and the belief in personal immortality and a life after death with God.

Afterlife beliefs are tied in with our fear of death, and notions. In an epic page book, Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion, religion scholar Alan F.

Segal thoroughly examines the development of afterlife beliefs in Western culture. For 4, to 5, years, society’s afterlife beliefs have endlessly morphed and twisted to fit mortal desires and social needs. The Near-Death Experience and Universal Salvation.

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An Century NDE: The Case of George de Benneville. Zoroaster: The First Universalist. Omar Khayyám: Sufi Universalist. Universal Salvation in Hinduism and Its Children.

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Scientific Investigation of the "Dark Side" Magic, Deeds, and Universalism: Afterlife in Religions.The afterlife (also referred to as life after death) is the belief that the essential part of an individual's identity or the stream of consciousness continues after the death of the physical body.

According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit, of an individual, which.Occurrence.

In polytheistic religions which have a complex system of deities governing various natural phenomena and aspects of human life, it is common to have a deity who is assigned the function of presiding over death.

This deity may actually take the life of humans or, more commonly, simply rule over the afterlife in that particular belief system (a single religion may have separate.