The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife: The 1995 Read-Tuckwell Lectures at the University of Bristol

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 238 σελίδες
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Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only the vaguest ideas of an afterlife. So where did these concepts come from and why did they develop?
In this fascinating, learned, but highly readable book, Jan N. Bremmer - one of the foremost authorities on ancient religion - takes a fresh look at the major developments in the Western imagination of the afterlife, from the ancient Greeks to the modern near-death experience.
 

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Orphism Pythagoras and the rise of the immortal soul
11
Travelling souls? Greek shamanism reconsidered
27
The resurrection from Zoroaster to late antiquity
41
from
56
Ancient necromancy and modern spiritualism
71
ancient medieval and modern
87
Why did Jesus followers call themselves Christians?
103
The birth of the term Paradise
109
Gods heavenly palace as a military court
128
Notes
134
Bibliography
187
Index of names subjects and passages
225
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Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων

Συχνά εμφανιζόμενοι όροι και φράσεις

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Encyclopedia of science and religion, Τόμος 2
Wentzel Van Huyssteen
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Bremmer is Professor of the History of Religion at the Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen, Holland.

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