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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Inventing the aftetlife
1
Otphism Pythagotas and the tise of the immottal soul
11
Ttavelling souls? Gteek shamanism teconsideted
27
The tesuttection ftom Zotoastet to late antiquity
41
ftom
56
Ancient nectomancy and modetn spititualism
71
ancient medieval and modetn
87
Why did Jesus followets call themselves Chtistians?
103
The bitth of the tetm Patadise
109
Gods heavenly palace as a militaty coutt
128
Netes
134
Bihliogeaphy
187
Index of names zuhjeces and passages
225
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Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων

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

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