Death and Afterlife Perspectives of World Religions
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Description: Major religious traditions of the world contain perspectives of perennial importance on the topic of death and afterlife. Such concepts and beliefs are not only reflected directly in mortuary and funerary practices, but also inform patterns of beliefs and rituals that shape human lifestyles. Though evidenced in sacred texts, they cannot be fully understood in isolation by textual study alone. Rather, they must be explored in terms of a comprehensive understanding of the given religious system as rooted in an overall culture. Here thirteen scholars, each a specialist in a particular religious tradition, outline the beliefs, myths, and practices relating to death and afterlife. The volume introduction provides a framework for understanding the evolutionary relationships among world religions and the unity as well as the diversity of their quest for overcoming death. Part I comprises chapters on African religions representing the nonliterate religious experience and on ancient religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. Studies of these religions serve as background for comprehending concepts relating to death and afterlife in the major world religions, which are dealt with in Part II, on Western religions, and Part III, on Eastern religions. The particular method of approach to each tradition is determined by the nature of the material. With death and afterlife as the common focus, this group of scholars has brought to bear its diverse expertise in anthropology, classics, archaeology, biblical studies, history, and theology. The result is a text important for comparative religion courses and, beyond that, a book extending our understanding of human thoughts and aspirations. It offers a global perspective from which an individual can ponder his or her own personal issues concerning death and afterlife.
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/1991
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Death and Afterlife in Nonliterate and Ancient Religions Living with Spirits: Death and Afterlife in African Religions|
|The Fate of Mankind: Death and Afterlife in Ancient Mesopotamia|
|Taking It With You: Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt|
|Death and Afterlife in Greek Tragedy and Plato|
|Death and Afterlife in Western Religions From Witchcraft to Justice: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament|
|Death and Afterlife in the New Testament|
|Bound Up in the Bond of Life: Death and Afterlife in Jewish Tradition|
|Death and Eternal Life in Christianity|
|"Your Sight Today Is Piercing": The Muslim Understanding of Death and Afterlife|
|Death and Afterlife in Eastern Religions Hindu Views of Death and Afterlife|
|Death as Threat, Death as Achievement: Buddhist Perspectives with Particular Reference to the Theravada Tradition|
|The Tibetan Tantric View of Death and Afterlife|
|Death and Afterlife in Chinese Religions|