Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

Author: Mark Finney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131723636X

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the soul alone. Changes begin to appear in the later New Testament where the importance of the afterlife of the physical body became essential, and such thoughts continued into the period of the early Church where the significance of the physical body in post-mortem existence became a point of theological orthodoxy. This book will assert that the influx of Greco-Romans into the early Church changed the direction of Christian thought towards one which included the body. At the same time, the ideological and polemical thrust of an eternal tortuous afterlife for the wicked became essential.

The Afterlife Frequency

Author: Mark Anthony

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608687805

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 298

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World-renowned psychic medium and Oxford-educated attorney Mark Anthony bridges the divide between faith and science in this fascinating afterlife exploration, taking you around the globe, from the cosmic to the subatomic, and into the human soul itself. Combining physics, neuroscience, and riveting true stories, this book: • reveals how our “electromagnetic soul” is pure eternal energy that never dies. • takes spirit communication, near-death experiences, and deathbed visions out of the shadows of superstition and into the light of twenty-first-century science. • presents Anthony’s RAFT technique to recognize contact with spirits, accept it as real, feel it without fear, and trust in the experience. • provides hope for recovery from grief, PTSD, survivor’s guilt, or a loved one’s suicide or homicide. • illuminates how contact with spirits is a powerful instrument of healing and love.

Tales From the Afterlife

Author: Fiona Bowie

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947596

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 83

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Tales From the Afterlife takes the reader on an imaginative journey through death to the life that awaits us all on the other side. Our beliefs thoughts and expectations have a powerful influence on the ease with which we make that transition although help and guidance is always on hand. The ten scenarios presented here present a coherent and remarkably consistent picture of the non physical world. The result is a powerful affirmation that consciousness survives the death of the physical body and that the meaning and purpose of live is to grow in love.

Let's Talk About Rites of Passage, Deity and the Afterlife

Author: Siusaidh Ceanadach

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780999461

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Let's Talk About Rites of Passage, Deity and the Afterlife is written for children aged 7 - 11. It offers a general Pagan view on major life points such as birth, marriage and death as well as Pagan views of the afterlife, Summerland or the next world. It also looks at some of the major pantheons of Pagan Deities and at every stage a story is told to help the young person understand.

The Facts of Afterlife

Author: Dannie L. Fisher

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612152201

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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The Facts of Afterlife combats effectively the modern "Jesus died spiritually" heresy; puts biblical light on the present-day return to life testimonies; answers questions as to the afterlife conditions of Old Testament righteous/unrighteous deceased; and unravels the mystery of Jesus three-days activity after His death on Calvary and prior to His resurrection appearance.Dannie L. Fisher has been pastoring over forty years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Redford School of Theology of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri; a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. He is presently pastoring Faith Bible Chapel in Southwest Denver, Colorado.

The Afterlife Healing Circle

Author: Candace Talmadge,Jana Simons

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601633793

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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The séance is probably the most misunderstood and abused of all spiritual practices, and carries with it some very real dangers. The good news is that the authors of The Afterlife Healing Circle have corrected the disinformation while showing us how to avoid the dangers. The afterlife healing circle is a way we can safely communicate with those on the other side, whether they are loved ones who have passed or future offspring who have not yet been born. This unique book will bring hope to the anxious and the inconsolable by showing readers: How to recognize when they or others need the afterlife healing circle. How to develop the intuitive senses that will enable them to connect with the other side. How, where, and when to conduct the afterlife healing circle safely. How the rules of physics prove that consciousness both survives and precedes the physical body. It’s never too late to say goodbye—or too soon to say hello.

The Myth of an Afterlife

Author: Michael Martin,Keith Augustine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810886782

Category: Religion

Page: 708

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Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest otherwise. In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of “surviving” death—from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife—heaven, hell, karmic rebirth—and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife. Fully interdisciplinary, The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death brings together a variety of fields of research to make that case, including cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, personal identity, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, psychical research, and anomalistic psychology. As the definitive casebook of arguments against life after death, this collection is required reading for any instructor, researcher, and student of philosophy, religious studies, or theology. It is sure to raise provocative issues new to readers, regardless of background, from those who believe fervently in the reality of an afterlife to those who do not or are undecided on the matter.

The Early Church and the Afterlife

Author: David Rankin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351609181

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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The resurrection of the dead was, as Tertullian says, ‘the chief article of the whole Christian faith’ (De resurrectione 39.3) and one of those beliefs which most distinguished Christian thought from much other contemporary thinking. This book looks at the way in which post-death existence is represented in the work of the early Church Fathers - notably Athenagoras, Tertullian, and Origen - and the Letter to Rheginos, and how these representations compare with its treatment both in Scripture and in contemporary, modern theological reflection. Examining these attitudes to life after death, and putting them into conversation with more modern interpretations, the book asks four main questions. Firstly, whether resurrection happens immediately after death. Secondly, if there is continuity or discontinuity of space and time between death and a resurrection life. Thirdly, it explores whether post-death existence was thought to be embodied or not, and if so how might it be embodied. Finally, it addresses the issue of continuity, or discontinuity, of personal identity after death. This book sheds light on the formation of a key doctrine of Christian faith. As such, it will be of significant interest to scholars and academics working in the History of Religion, Theology and Patristics.

What Happens When I Die?

Author: Brian C Stiller

Publisher: Castle Quay Books

ISBN: 1894860969

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Life, as we know it, will end. It’s not a thought that tends to occupy our minds when we are young and in full health and vigor. We take risks, some foolhardy. We live as though we were immortal. And then when we have our own children we are renewed and life is good. But we can’t look in the mirror every day without noticing subtle signs of change. We can’t lose a loved one without reflecting on the passage of time and being nagged by the question, “What is it in life that I have yet to accomplish?” Then it’s not a giant leap from asking that question about ourselves to wanting to know “What happens when I die?” Brian Stiller, author of When Life Hurts took on the task of answering this challenging question. Where is the proof that anything is going to happen after death? Why not just live life for the day, because that may be all there is? What Happens When I Die? is a journey toward understanding the nature of life after death, one that leads ultimately to the Scriptures and the promise given by God. It is a promise rooted in faith and joy. It is a promise that has everything to do with what we make of our life here on earth. What Happens When I Die? is not just about death, but about living a fulfilled, loving and caring life. The choice is ultimately ours to seek and God’s gift—or not. But the way had been prepared as this insightful and thought-provoking book affirms

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 57, Macbeth and Its Afterlife

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521050005

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 8037


Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. Most volumes of Survey have long been out of print. Backnumbers are gradually being reissued in paperback.