The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife: The 1995 Read-Tuckwell Lectures at the University of Bristol
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.
Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής
Δεν εντοπίσαμε κριτικές στις συνήθεις τοποθεσίες.
Orphism Pythagoras and the rise of the immortal soul
Travelling souls? Greek shamanism reconsidered
The resurrection from Zoroaster to late antiquity
Ancient necromancy and modern spiritualism
ancient medieval and modern
Why did Jesus followers call themselves Christians?
Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων
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God, Self, and Death: The Shape of Religious Transformation in the Second ...
Περιορισμένη προεπισκόπηση - 2003
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