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By Christopher M. Moreman

In each tradition all through historical past, humans have requested an analogous basic query approximately what's going to take place to them once they die. From the underworld to the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel, ideals and reviews of loss of life abound. or even even though we can't be aware of needless to say what occurs to us after dying, our knowing of the afterlife may have a profound influence on how we are living. past the edge is the 1st publication to significantly research the afterlife throughout the lens of either global religions and metaphysical studies. Christopher M. Moreman contains an creation to the afterlife ideals of old cultures, that are necessary to realizing the roots of many sleek rules approximately loss of life. He examines the folklore and doctrines of significant global religions, together with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. He additionally discusses psychic phenomena throughout traditions, resembling mediums, near-death and out-of-body stories, and past-life thoughts. whereas eventually the afterlife is still unknowable, Moreman's distinctive, in-depth exploration of either ideals and studies will help readers achieve their very own figuring out of the afterlife and the way to stay. No different booklet within the box methods the problem of the afterlife from such a lot of angles, yet Moreman weaves them skillfully jointly into an available and interesting ebook.

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H. Rackham (London: William Heinemann, 1947), Book VII. LII. 177, p. 625. 68. Odyssey, Book 11, p. 187. 69. Plato, “Laws,” Complete Works, pp. 1523–1524. 70. Felton, Haunted Greece and Rome, p. 50. 71. Plutarch, Life of Kimon, 1:8, p. 25. 72. Johnston, Restless Dead, p. 119. 73. Much of the rest of the information on trance mediums in ancient Greece can be found in Dodds, “Supernormal Phenomena,” pp. 156–210, and Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational, pp. 283–311. 74. Pliny the Elder, Natural History (1947), VII.

In the post-biblical rabbinic period, beliefs were refined and began to develop a specifically Judaic flavor. Whatever ties the living had to the dead in terms of divination and communication were suppressed. Judaism eventually felt the influence of two disparate foreign philosophies. The emerging Greek concept of the immortality of the soul as distinct and separate from the body was increasingly popular, especially when compared to the dreary collective of Sheol. On the other hand, the belief in physical resurrection, attributed to the Persian prophet Zarathushtra, began to take hold in the Jewish mind as well, appealing to the traditional belief in the importance of bodily existence.

89. 23. See Assmann, Death and Salvation, pp. 330–348, for examples of some of the spells employed to summon the dead in order to receive offerings. 24. Sarah Iles Johnston, Restless Dead: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999), p. 90. 25. W. J. Murnane, “Taking it With You: The Problem of Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt,” in Death and Afterlife: Perspectives of World Religions, ed. Hiroshi Obayashi (New York: Greenwood, 1992), p.

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