Death and Eternal Life

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Religion - 495 pages
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In this cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study, John Hick draws upon major world religions, as well as biology, psychology, parapsychology, anthropology, and philosophy, to explore the mystery of death. He argues that scientific and philosophical objections to the idea of survival after death can be challenged, and he claims that human inadequacy in facing suffering supports the basic religious argument for immortality.

  

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Contents

Preface to the WestminsterJohn Knox Edition
13
On Method
21
What Is Man?
35
The Origins ofAfterLife and Immortality Beliefs
55
The Changing Sociology of Death
81
Death in Contemporary Philosophy
97
Mind and Body
112
The Contribution of Parapsychology
129
Universal Salvation
242
WESTERN AND EASTERN PARESCHATOLOGIES
263
The Resurrection of the Person
278
Reincarnationthe Basic Conception
297
The Vedantic Theory of Reincarnation
311
The Buddhist Conception of Rebirth
332
ReincarnationDiscriminations and Conclusions
363
A Possible Pareschatology
399

Humanism and Death
147
New Testament Visions of the AfterLife
171
Later Christian Thought
194
Con temporary Protesta n t Views
213
Contemporary Catholic Views
228
Moksha Nirvana and the Unitive State
425
A Possibk Eschatology
450
Bibliography of Works Cited
467
Acknowledgements
483
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About the author (1994)

John Hick is Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham.

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