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Is There Life After Death

Author : David Lester
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People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.

Life After Death

Author : Alan Segal
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A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history, and philosophy. A renowned scholar, Segal examines the maps of the afterlife found in Western religious texts and reveals not only what various cultures believed but how their notions reflected their societies’ realities and ideals, and why those beliefs changed over time. He maintains that the afterlife is the mirror in which a society arranges its concept of the self. The composition process for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam begins in grief and ends in the victory of the self over death. Arguing that in every religious tradition the afterlife represents the ultimate reward for the good, Segal combines historical and anthropological data with insights gleaned from religious and philosophical writings to explain the following mysteries: why the Egyptians insisted on an afterlife in heaven, while the body was embalmed in a tomb on earth; why the Babylonians viewed the dead as living in underground prisons; why the Hebrews remained silent about life after death during the period of the First Temple, yet embraced it in the Second Temple period (534 B.C.E. –70 C.E.); and why Christianity placed the afterlife in the center of its belief system. He discusses the inner dialogues and arguments within Judaism and Christianity, showing the underlying dynamic behind them, as well as the ideas that mark the differences between the two religions. In a thoughtful examination of the influence of biblical views of heaven and martyrdom on Islamic beliefs, he offers a fascinating perspective on the current troubling rise of Islamic fundamentalism. In tracing the organic, historical relationships between sacred texts and communities of belief and comparing the visions of life after death that have emerged throughout history, Segal sheds a bright, revealing light on the intimate connections between notions of the afterlife, the societies that produced them, and the individual’s search for the ultimate meaning of life on earth.

Life After Death in World Religions

Author : Paul F. Knitter
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Experts from six traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions discuss rituals, practices, and emotions as they relate to death and the hope of life that follows death.

Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death

Author : R. Paterson
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This book critically examines the case for and against the belief in personal survival of bodily death. It discusses key philosophical questions. How could a discarnate individual be identified as a person who was once alive? What is the relationship between minds and their brains? Is a 'next world' conceivable? The book also examines classic arguments for the immortality of the soul, and focuses on types of prima facie evidence of survival: near-death experiences, apparitions, mediumistic communications, and ostensible reincarnation cases.

Life After Death

Author : Deepak Chopra
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The best-selling author of The Book of Secrets explores the mysteries of life after death, interweaving scientific research and the wisdom of ancient Vedanta sages to describe what happens to us when we die and to build a case for an afterlife. 200,000 first printing.

What You Should Know About Life After Death

Author : Spiros Zodhiates
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Offers sound biblical answers to what happens to a person after death.

Everlasting Life After Death

Author : Edmund J. Fortman
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Life After Life

Author : Raymond Moody
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The groundbreaking, bestselling classic, now available in a special fortieth-anniversary edition that includes a new Foreword from Eben Alexander, M.D., author of Proof of Heaven, and a new Afterword by the author. Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1975, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own words, what lies beyond death. A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, Life After Life introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the tunnel, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, Todd Burpo, Mary Neal, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.

There Is Life After Death

Author : Tom Harpur
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What happens when we die? Will we simply dissolve into nothingness, or will we survive death in some other form? Issues of death and dying have consumed humanity from time immemorial. In our modern western culture, we have tended out of fear to deny and push death away. And yet, a healthy consideration of this issue can help us embrace and understand what happens to us when we die. There is Life After Death is Tom Harpur’s classic examination of death and dying. Now fully revised and updated, here is a new edition of a book that weighs the scientific, religious and anecdotal evidence of survival of death and what happens after we die. The likelihood of death being a portal to other forms of existence is argued persuasively. Tom Harpur looks at the witness of near-death experiences, and examines the idea of reincarnation, as well as the claims of channelers and spirit mediums. Most importantly, the author looks at how the great world religions from Christianity, Judaism and Islam to Hinduism, Buddhism and Native Spirituality among others, deal with life after death. This book is a powerful summary of what we know and believe about death. There is Life After Death is both illuminating and comforting in its message and conclusions — and goes a long way in putting to rest one of the last great taboos of our culture.

Life After Death

Author : Kimberly Benton
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Presents a collection of essays that offer varying viewpoints on the subject of life after death.

Life After Death

Author : Tony Cooke
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Life After Death

Author : Deutsches Historisches Institut (Washington, DC)
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This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.

Glimpsing Heaven

Author : Judy Bachrach
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A respected investigative journalist and hospice volunteer draws on documented cases of near-death experiences and interviews with survivors, doctors and scientists, identifying key patterns in near-death experiences and what they imply about an afterlife.

Life After Death

Author : Damien Echols
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In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three - were arrested for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison; while 18-year-old Echols, deemed the ringleader, was sentenced to death. In a shocking turn of events, all three men were released in August 2011. Now Echols shares his story in full.

Visiting Heaven

Author : Dale Black
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Capt. Dale Black, a former airline pilot, has flown all around the globe. One flight transformed his life forever¿an incredible visit to Heaven¿following a horrific airplane crash from which he was the only survivor.In perhaps aviation¿s most ironic accident, his aircraft slammed into a cemetery¿s 7-story tall mausoleum, erected in memory of dead pilots. Dale sustained massive, life-threatening injuries as his plane disintegrated upon impact, in what officials declared a ¿non-survivable¿ accident. Because the wonders of Heaven which Dale saw, heard and learned, turned his life inside out, he continually strives to live as a reflection of his experience.Travel with Dale on a breath-taking journey throughout Heaven¿s countryside and the Celestial City. Savor his in-depth descriptions which experts agree are biblically sound and rich with meaning. Discover surprising details about the people, animals, music, mansions, and angels, the Book of Life, the Gates of Pearl and more.Beyond the sensory feast, you¿ll enjoy knowing abundantly more about the God Who loves you and the perfect life He¿s prepared for His children.

Orthodox Church Teachings of Post Mortem Life

Author : Vladimir Djambov
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/machine translated from Chinese/ In this book, we will discuss some of the issues that contemporary people care about, such as: What is death? What is a soul? What is the situation when the soul leaves the body? Where will the soul go after separation from the body? Will humans disappear because of death? What is the fire of purification? Where is heaven and hell? What happened when Christ came for the second time? …

The Little Book of Life After Death

Author : Gustav Theodor Fechner
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Glorious Life After Death

Author : Kollamparambil Iype Isaac
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The Book Explores The Concept And Experiences Of Life After Death Based On Religious Insights On The Subject And Experiences Of Human Souls On The Threshold Of Death As Recounted By Doctors. It Examines The Sacred Texts Of Religions, Like The Holy Bible, The Vedas, The Srimad Bhagavad Gita And The Upanisads For A Broad Understanding Of The Subject.

Life After Death

Author : Robert Davis
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Join internationally recognized sensory neuroscientist Robert Davis as he examines the latest experimental evidence and theories of existence after "death." This treatment is comprehensive in scope and combines the most recent experimental and anecdotal evidence. Davis explores the potential for an afterlife through the analysis of case studies, interviews, and researched findings of near-death and out-of-body experiences, mediumship, apparitions, psychic explanations, and reincarnation. In addition, he examines evidence-based scientific theories that include the multiverse, biologic brain activity, consciousness-brain connection, and many others. Davis offers compelling data in an unbiased presentation to answer the age-old question: Is death really the end of life or is there life after death?

On Life After Death

Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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In this collection of inspirational essays, internationally known author Dr. Elisabeth K bler-Ross draws on her in-depth research of more than 20,000 people who had near-death experiences, revealing the afterlife as a return to wholeness of spirit. With frank and compassionate advice for those dealing with terminal illness or the death of a loved one, ON LIFE AFTER DEATH offers a compelling message of hope to the living, so that they may grow stronger from tragedy and live life to the fullest.