A long time ago Christians believed in reincarnation.
This groundbreaking work makes the case that Jesus taught reincarnation. Elizabeth Clare Prophet traces the history of reincarnation in Christianity—from Jesus and early Christians through Church councils and the persecution of so-called heretics. Using the latest scholarship and evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic texts, she also argues persuasively that Jesus was a mystic who taught that our destiny is to unite with the God within. Your view of Jesus—and of Christianity—will never be the same.
|Publisher:||Summit University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)|
Table of Contents
Part 1 | What Reincarnation Means to Christians
chapter 1 A Martyr for Inﬁnite Worlds 3
chapter 2 Unanswered Questions 12
chapter 3 Why They Believe 25
chapter 4 Gods in Ruins 38
Part 2 | Reincarnation in Jesus’ World
chapter 5 Reincarnation in Judaism 51
chapter 6 Becoming God 64
chapter 7 Moses Meets Plato 76
chapter 8 Routes into Palestine 84
chapter 9 Jesus’ Teaching on Reincarnation 96
chapter 10 Karma Implies Reincarnation 108
Part 3 | Early Christians and Reincarnation
chapter 11 Sifting the New Testament 119
chapter 12 What Is Gnosticism? 134
chapter 13 Seeking the “Things That Exist” 143
chapter 14 Does Resurrection Rule Out Reincarnation? 150
chapter 15 A Spiritual Resurrection 162
chapter 16 The Different Fates of Twins 172
Part 4 | The Church Rejects Reincarnation
chapter 17 The Mystery of God in Man 191
chapter 18 God in Man’s Image 203
chapter 19 The Stream Goes Underground 215
chapter 20 A New Explanation for Human Misery 224
chapter 21 Smoke Rises from Montségur 241
Part 5 | Jesus’ Secret Teachings on the God Within
chapter 22 Your Divine Image 265
chapter 23 The Original Christian Mystic 274
chapter 24 Where Is the Kingdom? 284
chapter 25 Breaking the Chain of Rebirth 298
Chronological Guide to People, Events and Ideas 319
Picture Credits 410
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book in an interesting study of the role that reincarnation may have played in the teachings of early Christianity. I felt that the early chapters of the book were informative, and discussed facts and strong probabilities based on available documents and evidence. Towards the end, the author seemed to veer into sharing a lot of her own beliefs and the philosophies she teaches. It has long been speculated about the original Church’s view of reincarnation. Some feel that specific verses suggest Jesus believed in reincarnation and taught about it. It is a very interesting topic to consider and study. I think anyone interested in this subject matter will enjoy this book. Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel “To Be Chosen”
When I read this book in 2001, it was my first exposure to the concept of reincarnation. At the time, I was steeped in a Christian belief system that did not allow for open-minded thinking of such things as explained in this book. But, I was searching because I had sadly began to realize that I had been disillusioned by the fear-based dogma of the churches I had been attending. This book opened my eyes and introduced me to new ways of thinking and I have continued to search for truth wherever it exists for me ever since. I appreciate this book because it helped me move forward on my spiritual path and accept other people's beliefs without judgment.
I'm glad I found this book for my research. Truly helps the understanding of what many will not accept. Perhaps with the help of KS. Michaels and Elizabeth Clare Prophet many more will be reunited with Christ.
This is a truly wonderful book! This is the book I'd been searching for in the 7 years I've been a reincarnationist! It's really helped me and my relationship with God, too. I've always wondered what happened to the doctrine and why most Christians won't accept it. Prophet is awesome!