Life after Death in the World Religions

ISBN-10: 1570751196

ISBN-13: 9781570751196

Edition: 1997

Authors: Harold Coward

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 125
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Harold Coward is a professor emeritus of history and the founding director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and was the founding editor of the Journal for Hindu-Christian Studies and editor of the WLU Press series The Study of Religion in Canada. He has authored twenty books along with many edited books, chapters and articles. His publications include Scripture in the World Religions (2002), Mantra: Hearing the Divine in India and America (2004), and The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (2008).

Preface
Introduction
The Western Religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
The Eastern Religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Chinese Traditions
Judaism
The First Commonwealth (until ca. 539 B.C.E.)
Babylonian Exile and Second Commonwealth (539 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.)
Talmudic Perspectives (70 to ca. 700 C.E.)
Medieval Judaism (ca. 700 to ca. 1750 C.E.)
Modern Judaism (from ca. 1750)
Christianity
Christian Origins
The Core Christian Claims about the Afterlife
Philosophical Difficulties in the Christian View
Islam
"Only He Remains"
"Here I AM Lord": Preparation and Burial of the Dead
"Tasting the Nearer Chastisement": Judgment in the Tomb
"When Shall Be the Day of Resurrections?"
"Unto the Path of Hell"
"Enter Thou My Paradise"
Hinduism
Central Features of Hinduism
Hindu Views of the Person
Hindu Views of Death and Afterlife
Buddhism
Many Lives - Many Deaths: The Basic Assumptions
Dying and Being Reborn in the View of the Traditions
The Tibetan Lore of Dying and Rebirth
The Bar do thos grol
The "Liberation from the Intermediary State" and Reports of Near-Death Experiences
Chinese Religions
Notes from the Nether World
Cosmological Contexts and the Theory of the Soul
Going to One's Reward
Prison Breaks: Philosophy, Alchemy, Escape, Endurance
The Afterlife in "After-Times"
About the Authors
Index
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