Death and the Afterlife

Death and the Afterlife

by Brian Innes
     
 

Human beings have struggled to understand death since the beginning of time. This book, lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs, takes a comprehensive look at one of the fundamental questions of human existence: what is death and what happens to us after we die? Cultures throughout history have developed myths and belief systems to explain the mystery of… See more details below

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Human beings have struggled to understand death since the beginning of time. This book, lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs, takes a comprehensive look at one of the fundamental questions of human existence: what is death and what happens to us after we die? Cultures throughout history have developed myths and belief systems to explain the mystery of death and the afterlife, as have religions throughout the world. From the tombs of the pharaohs to Mexico's Day of the Dead, from the visions of Heaven and Hell found in the Bible to Victorian funeral customs, this book takes a fascinating look at our very last journey in life.

Author Biography: Brian Innes is the author of numerous books as well as a member of the Crime Writers' Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Innes writes on forensic science, mysterious events, and nonphysical phenomena. Here he journeys down the centuries and across the world to explore and colorfully illustrate the meanings and expression of death and what comes after. Myths of mortality and death, unnatural death, rituals, memorials, life after death, friendly spirits and otherwise, and visions of heaven and hell are among his topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312227050
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.49(h) x 0.81(d)

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