Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions

Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions

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by Christopher M. Moreman
     
 

Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously consider the interplay between traditional world religions and metaphysical experiences in exploring the timeless question of what happens when we die. Christopher M. Moreman examines and compares the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as

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Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously consider the interplay between traditional world religions and metaphysical experiences in exploring the timeless question of what happens when we die. Christopher M. Moreman examines and compares the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as psychic phenomena such as mediums and near-death experiences. While ultimately the afterlife remains unknowable, Moreman's unique, in-depth exploration of both beliefs and experiences can help readers reach their own understanding of the afterlife and how to live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742562295
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
965,188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 An Overview of Beliefs in an Afterlife from Major World Religions

Chapter 1 Ancient Conceptions 11

Chapter 2 Judaism 35

Chapter 3 Christianity 53

Chapter 4 Islam 77

Chapter 5 Hinduism 97

Chapter 6 Buddhism 117

Chapter 7 Chinese Religions 139

Part 2 An Overview of the Research into Experiences of an Afterlife

Chapter 8 Mediumship 161

Chapter 9 Apparitions and Hauntings 183

Chapter 10 Near-Dead, and Out-of-Body Experiences 207

Chapter 11 Past-Life Memories 227

Part 3 Beliefs and Experiences: An Attempt at a Synthesis

Chapter 12 Comparison of Beliefs 245

Chapter 13 Comparison of Phenomena 257

Chapter 14 Conclusions 269

Bibliography 283

Index 297

About the Author 301

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